Biden and Holder to Meet with Gun 'Victims' Groups'
7:01 PM, Jan 8, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
As talk of gun control legislation continues, Vice President Joe Biden, along with Attorney General Eric Holder, will meet tomorrow with gun "victims' groups."
Vice President Joe Biden, then a presidential candidate, addresses an SEIU forum for Democratic candidates in 2007.
"At 11:00 AM, the Vice President will meet with representatives of victims’ groups and gun safety organizations as part of the Administration’s effort to develop policy proposals in response to the tragedy in Newtown. Attorney General Eric Holder will also attend. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building," the White House says.
Biden has been tasked by President Obama to seek out remedies to gun control violence. It is not clear, however, what role Holder might be playing in this process.
"An Obama administration task force led by Vice President Biden plans to offer recommendations this month on how to curb gun violence in the wake of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. The working group is weighing measures broader and more comprehensive than simply reinstating the expired ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. President Obama has said he favors reinstating such a ban," the Washington Post recently reported.
"Other measures under consideration include regulations that would require universal background checks for firearm buyers, track the movement and sale of weapons through a national database, strengthen mental health checks, and stiffen penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors."
After the meeting, Biden will lunch with Obama at the White House.
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