Sources: Biden on Hill to talk guns with Senate Dems
January 31st, 2013
01:34 PM ET
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Sources: Biden on Hill to talk guns with Senate Dems

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden is on Capitol Hill this hour to meet with Senate Democrats, and Senate aides said he was there to build support for gun legislation

The vice president was attending the Democratic Caucus meeting.

Can there be a solution to America's gun problems? Anderson Cooper looks at both sides of the debate in "Guns Under Fire: an AC360º Town Hall Special" Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on CNN.

Biden led a panel designated by President Barack Obama to look into the issue of gun violence after the December 14 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut which killed 27 including 20
students.

Two weeks ago Obama proposed reinstating an assault weapons ban, limiting gun magazine capacity, and expanding the type of gun sales requiring background checks. The president also signed a series of executive actions. Obama will take his gun violence agenda on the road to Minnesota on Monday.


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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    I hope he does more than just talk. He should go in armed with talking points and the official party line.

    January 31, 2013 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  2. Tony in NC

    Red State Senate Dems beware........Side with Obama on this and you WILL be voted out in 2014.

    Are you listening Kay Hagan?

    January 31, 2013 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  3. RINO Bill

    If Biden has to work this hard on members of his own party, then there is something fundamentally wrong with the Obama-Democrats' approach to this issue. The big problem with the Democrats is that they keep piling on ban after ban, over and over, yet expect to get different results.

    January 31, 2013 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  4. GuestAgain

    Thats what he's doing rudy, trying to use fear tactics and talk of carnage to get the presidents (used loosely) agenda plug in.

    January 31, 2013 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Tony in NC wrote:

    Red State Senate Dems beware........Side with Obama on this and you WILL be voted out in 2014.
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    I doubt it. How many guns were "taken away from law abiding citizens" during the weapons ban that expired in 2004? Zero.

    January 31, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  6. much thunder.little rain

    talk all you want...far left senators are the only senators that will do anything....

    January 31, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  7. elliot

    You cant allow people to carry and especially concealed carry guns in public and expect TO SOLVE ANY OF THESE PROBLEMS.

    January 31, 2013 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |