Obama Taps V.P. Biden to Lead Gun Control Efforts

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is asking a team led by Vice President Joe Biden to offer "concrete proposals" to curb gun violence no later than January, in the aftermath of the horrific massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.
Obama says after he receives recommendations from Biden's group, he will push legislation "without delay." The president is urging Congress to hold votes on the bill.
Obama says the issue is complex but quote, "we have a deep obligation -- all of us -- to try."
Biden, a longtime gun control advocate, will lead a team that will include members of Obama's administration and outside groups.
The move comes after Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. Twenty children and six adults were killed at the school by a gunman wielding a semi-automatic rifle.

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  • by Anonymous on Dec 25, 2012 at 05:41 AM
    Dumb and Dumber are set to strike again.
  • by Name Location: Location on Dec 21, 2012 at 12:27 PM
    Wasn't Crazy Old Uncle Joe put in charge of watching after the stimulus money and we all no there is nothing to show for it. Barry O just helped the gun lobby with a huge gaffe, we will never hear a coherent word about gun control for the Gaffe Master!?!?!?
  • by RT Location: Lansing on Dec 21, 2012 at 10:22 AM
    To John Dec. 19th...BRAVO!! This was one of the best postings I've seen on this topic! Well said, sir!
  • by David Location: Charlotte on Dec 20, 2012 at 05:56 PM
    To Anon Dec. 19th good call Obama will do nothing but jump on the anti gun agenda. While in the mean time he sent guns to Mex. getting a border guard shot this fast and furious was nothing but a way to try to get guns from the American pepol but it back fired on them. So what now pepol are flocking to gun stores and getting guns because they know that the Dictator Obama will and is going to take their guns away. Are we as a nation going to let these pepol think that they can control every aspect of your life. Or are you going to stand up and do what is right by not letting them take our rights as a free pepol away. So let me see first it was Health Care and then the Banking Sector and then the Auto In. Now the right to bare arms you make the choice do you want to live like a robot and just pay taxes or would you like to have the freedoms that our fore fathers died for. Its your choice remember Gov. by the pepol and for the pepol not Gov. sinking its claws into your life. And by the way how did this guy get reelected oh ya unions and hollywood. Well to all you union members that voted for him just remember when they come knocking at your door and want your guns. And dont tell me that it wont happen, it only takes time.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2012 at 07:19 PM
    We let the left winger's continue to try to take freedoms away we will end up a communist country ...barack cant take Law biding citizens gun rights away, we are not the ones out doing this. HE needs to talk to his own administration for supplying guns to Drug cartel and arming our border patrol with guns loaded with bean bags. This is Ridiculous, that they are now jumping on this gun "reform" like their healthcare "reform" forcing it down our throats. This has nothing to do with those innocent victims sadly, they also did this when Gabby Giffords was shot in Arizona. Instantly they blamed the Republicans. This is nothing more than Political control coming from this Admin. So dont be fooled by these actions, its not about the Innocent victims.Its been on their Agenda for years. God Bless all the Families who are suffering from the senseless tragic loss of their children in Sandy Hook.
  • by John Location: Lansing on Dec 19, 2012 at 07:07 PM
    OK, we get it. Guns are bad. We are morally superior for keeping them out of schools. The papers read: “Armed Bad Guy breaks in to school, slaughters the people who challenge him. Police are summoned and arrive in fewer than ten minutes. Upon their arrival the gunman kills himself and almost three hundred children are saved.” OK Mr. President, Mr. Governor, Mr. Mayor, Mr. and Ms. School Board Trustee, please, just give us a number, some ballpark figure… ten-thousand? A million? How many more innocents shall we sacrifice before we stop hiding behind “moral high ground”, and “limiting exposure to liability”, before we admit it isn’t a “right” but a responsibility to do whatever is necessary to protect our children, and our families, and each other? No, guns aren’t going away; crazies aren’t going away. I think it would have been much better for the papers to have read: “Armed Bad Guy breaks into school, shot while assaulting challengers. All children and school employees safe.” Don’t you? NO?!? Perhaps it is just too much to ask of a teacher, secretary, custodian, or an administrator, a grocer, a mailman, the neighbor, you and yours, each and every law abiding citizen, to take a few hours out of the day, a few times a year to get the training, to accept the responsibility, to do what it takes, to keep our schools, and to keep our society, safe from those who would do us harm. Come on now Mr. President, you did the right thing with the pirates; now please keep it up, do the right thing here and encourage other Americans to do the same. After all, we all know exactly how little it takes for “evil to prevail.”
  • by mike Location: lansing on Dec 19, 2012 at 03:53 PM
    whos Obama kidding hes Joes boss,& its going down the way he wants.How stupid does he think we are?
  • by Heywood Location: Location on Dec 19, 2012 at 09:44 AM
    I wonder if they'll take the guns out of the same neighborhoods that they sent the busses into to take people to the polls on election day?
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