Obama taps Biden to craft gun proposals by January
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 01:02
Dec. 19 - U.S. President Barack Obama taps Vice President Joe Biden to lead the effort to come up with proposals to address gun violence no later than January. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: Vice President Joe Biden will lead an effort to craft policies to reduce gun violence in a plan by President Barack Obama amid calls for action after the massacre of 26 people, including 20 children, at a Connecticut elementary school.
Obama has turned to Biden in the past to take a role in high-profile initiatives, including efforts on a deficit-reduction compromise with congressional Republicans in 2011.
Biden's mission - to coordinate a strategy among government agencies in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings - comes days after the mass murder that has generated a national outcry for greater efforts to stem gun violence.
Friday's massacre was the fourth shooting rampage to claim multiple lives in the United States this year.
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