White House, Congress propose gun control

President Obama tapped Vice President Joe Biden to lead the White House effort to look at gun control and other steps to curb violent shootings.

Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) is surrounded by her fellow House Democrats as she speaks at a news conference calling for a ban on high capacity ammunition clips following the Newtown, Conn., shooting massacre, in the House Visitors Center on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 19, 2012. Rep. McCarthy's husband was killed and her son severely injured in a Long Island Rail Road commuter train shooting spree in 1993. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) is surrounded by her fellow House Democrats as she speaks at a news conference calling for a ban on high capacity ammunition clips following the Newtown, Conn., shooting massacre, in the House Visitors Center on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 19, 2012. Rep. McCarthy's husband was killed and her son severely injured in a Long Island Rail Road commuter train shooting spree in 1993. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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