The Washington Times - January 23, 2013, 04:47PM

Vice President Joseph R. Biden will head to Richmond on Friday with other administration officials and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Virginia Democrat, “to discuss the Administration’s efforts to reduce gun violence,” the White House said in a terse statement Wednesday.

Mr. Biden has been President Obama’s point man on gun-control efforts since the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last month.

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Mr. Kaine was governor of Virginia during the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, in which gunman Seung-hui Cho killed 32 people before taking his own life.

Mr. Biden is also scheduled to participate in an online Google+ “Fireside Hangout” on Thursday to talk to the American people about gun control.