Vice President Joe Biden is
hearing 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 is 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
He told participants that he and President
Barack Obama are determined to act.
"The president is going to act. Executive orders, executive action, can
be taken," Biden told reporters before meetings with groups representing
survivors of mass shootings. "We haven't decided what this is yet, but
we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and all the
rest of the Cabinet members."
Legislative action also is needed, Biden said.
"I'm convinced we can
affect the well-being of millions of Americans, and take thousands of
people out of harm's way, if we act responsibly," he said.
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.
has asked Biden to deliver policy proposal by the end of the month.
Monday, May 20 2013 2:32 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:32:29 GMT
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