Biden on Gun Control: “President IS going to act”, Executive orders can be taken

Vice President Joe Biden revealed that President Barack Obama might use an executive order to deal with guns.

Joe Biden, Eric Holder“The president is going to act,” said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. “There are executives orders, there’s executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required.”

Biden said that this is a moral issue and that “it’s critically important that we act.”

via Biden: Obama Might Use Executive Order to Deal With Guns

Per to a White House official, representatives from the groups listed below were at the meeting, according to a pool report. Attorney General Eric Holder also attended.

Gun-safety advocate groups:

• Arizona for Gun Safety
• Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence
• Campaign to Keep Guns off Campus & States United to Prevent Gun Violence
• Cease Fire Pennsylvania
• CT Against Gun Violence
• Cure Violence
• Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence
• Mayors Against Illegal Guns
• Protect Minnesota
• Violence Policy Center
• Wisconsin Anti Violence Effort

Because of a scheduling conflict, a representative from Mothers in Charge will attend a meeting with White House officials at a later date.

Victims and survivors:

• Colin Goddard, a survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting
• Elilta Habtu, a survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting
• William Kellibrew, a witness to violence and founder, William Kellibrew Foundation
• Annette Nance-Holt, the mother of a victim of gang violence
• Lonnie Phillips, the stepfather of an Aurora, Colo., shooting victim
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Obama determined to act against gun violence: Biden

President Barack Obama is “determined to take action” against gun violence and is considering executive orders aimed preventing attacks like last month’s massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday.

via  Reuters.

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