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.

Left to right: Reps. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and Ron Barber (D-Ariz.), who was wounded in the same shooting as his former boss, Gabrielle Giffords, leave together after holding a news conference about banning high capacity ammunition clips with other House Democrats in the House Visitors Center on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 19, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Left to right: Reps. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and Ron Barber (D-Ariz.), who was wounded in the same shooting as his former boss, Gabrielle Giffords, leave together after holding a news conference about banning high capacity ammunition clips with other House Democrats in the House Visitors Center on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 19, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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