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Vice President Biden to talk about gun violence on Tuesday

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden will deliver remarks on the administration’s efforts to reduce gun violence Tuesday in Washington, the White House has announced.

The event comes after families of the victims of December’s school shootings in Connecticut and other mass shootings traveled to Capitol Hill last week to mark the six-month anniversary of the shootings that killed 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School and to meet with lawmakers on the issue.

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A measure backed by President Obama — who is currently on an overseas trip — to expand gun-purchase background checks failed in the Senate in April, but lawmakers have vowed to continue to push for legislation. 

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, said last week that it’s not a question of if background-check legislation will pass, but when, and that he will not accept a watered-down bill just to get something through the Senate.

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