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Biden says Obama could use executive orders to restrict guns

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) speaks to representatives of gun safety and gun violence victims' groups in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, January 9, 2013. President Barack Obama is "determined to take action" against gun violence and is weighing possible executive orders aimed preventing further attacks like last month's shooting massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, Biden said on Wednesday. Also pictured is U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (2nd L). REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) speaks to representatives of gun safety and gun violence victims' groups in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, January 9, 2013. President Barack Obama is "determined to...more

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) speaks to representatives of gun safety and gun violence victims' groups in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, January 9, 2013. President Barack Obama is "determined to take action" against gun violence and is weighing possible executive orders aimed preventing further attacks like last month's shooting massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, Biden said on Wednesday. Also pictured is U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (2nd L). REUTERS/Larry Downing
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (L) listens to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speak to representatives of gun safety and gun violence victims' groups at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, January 9, 2013. President Barack Obama is "determined to take action" against gun violence and is weighing possible executive orders aimed preventing further attacks like last month's shooting massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, Biden said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (L) listens to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speak to representatives of gun safety and gun violence victims' groups at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, January 9,...more

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (L) listens to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speak to representatives of gun safety and gun violence victims' groups at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, January 9, 2013. President Barack Obama is "determined to take action" against gun violence and is weighing possible executive orders aimed preventing further attacks like last month's shooting massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, Biden said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (2nd L) speaks to representatives of gun safety and gun violence victims' groups in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, January 9, 2013. President Barack Obama is "determined to take action" against gun violence and is weighing possible executive orders aimed preventing further attacks like last month's shooting massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, Biden said on Wednesday. Also pictured is U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (L). REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (2nd L) speaks to representatives of gun safety and gun violence victims' groups in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, January 9, 2013. President Barack Obama is...more

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (2nd L) speaks to representatives of gun safety and gun violence victims' groups in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, January 9, 2013. President Barack Obama is "determined to take action" against gun violence and is weighing possible executive orders aimed preventing further attacks like last month's shooting massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, Biden said on Wednesday. Also pictured is U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (L). REUTERS/Larry Downing
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (2nd L) speaks to representatives of gun safety and gun violence victims' groups in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, January 9, 2013. President Barack Obama is "determined to take action" against gun violence and is weighing possible executive orders aimed preventing further attacks like last month's shooting massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, Biden said on Wednesday. Also pictured is U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (L). REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (2nd L) speaks to representatives of gun safety and gun violence victims' groups in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, January 9, 2013. President Barack Obama is...more

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (2nd L) speaks to representatives of gun safety and gun violence victims' groups in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, January 9, 2013. President Barack Obama is "determined to take action" against gun violence and is weighing possible executive orders aimed preventing further attacks like last month's shooting massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, Biden said on Wednesday. Also pictured is U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (L). REUTERS/Larry Downing
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