Obama to tap Biden to oversee gun-control efforts

Image: Barack Obama/Flickr President Barack Obama on Wednesday will tap…

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday will tap Vice President Joe Biden to spearhead White House efforts to mold new gun and mental health policies following the Newtown shootings, a choice that could prove crucial to getting changes through Congress.

Aides said that Mr. Obama will make the announcement in the White House briefing room. The aides said the president isn’t expected to announce major policy decisions, but will lay out how the administration will move forward on the issue.

Mr. Biden will be at the briefing Wednesday and could be essential to getting any changes through Congress, as he has decades of experience as a senator and is often Mr. Obama’s go-to person when the president seeks to build support on Capitol Hill.

Source: Jared A. Favole for The Wall Street Journal

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  • Gregory

    If this administration thinks we are going to give an inch, they are fools. Oh, they are already fools. They will be bigger fools. I will make it my mission in life to get any republican defeated in the next election that supports any form of gun control!

  • UGregory

    If this administration thinks we are going to roll over, guess again! I will make it my mission in life to ensure the defeat of any republican politician in Florida that supports a gun control bill!

  • Patrick

    Obama has Joe Biden in charge he most ant head dem on gun control. Joe Biden not gone sighn off on any gun control measure that is gone suck for us gun owers.

  • Matt in Oklahoma

    Yep he is tapping him alright. oh anyway he is tapping him because like normal he has talked the talk but has no real plan on what to do.
    which is good for us

  • JH

    Obummer was waiting for a tragedy like this to push his anti-2nd amendment agenda.