Biden to Meet with Gun-Safety, Victims Groups

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden says even if he can't do everything he wants to combat gun violence, doing something is still better than doing nothing. He met today with representatives of victims of gun violence and gun safety groups -- part of a series of meetings he's holding this week in an effort to reach agreement on proposals to curb gun violence.
Vice President Joe Biden heard personal stories of gun violence from representatives of victims groups and gun-safety organizations as he works on the Obama administration's response to the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.
Biden's meeting Wednesday was part of a series he's holding this week to build consensus around proposals to curb gun violence after the Dec. 14 shooting in Newtown, Conn., in which 20 school children were killed.
He told participants that he and President Barack Obama are determined to act.
Participants included the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence and groups from Arizona, Illinois and Wisconsin. Also present were two survivors of the Virginia Tech shooting.
Obama has asked Biden to deliver policy proposal by the end of the month.