December 19, 2012


Obama Taps Biden for Gun Control Effort

President Obama tapped Vice President Joe Biden "to spearhead White House efforts to mold new gun and mental-health policies following last week's Connecticut shootings, a choice that could prove crucial to getting changes through Congress," the Wall Street Journal reports.

"Mr. Biden has decades of experience as a senator and is often Mr. Obama's go-to person when the president seeks to build support on Capitol Hill."

Washington Post: "White House officials say the eventual package of proposals will likely include some new restrictions on guns, particularly assault rifles, and high-capacity magazines. But they say it will also likely involve measures that touch on mental health initiatives and, perhaps, a discussion on the depiction of violence presented in popular culture."










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