President Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joseph R. Biden (left), hugs 8-year-old letter writer Grant Fritz during a news conference on proposals to reduce gun violence on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium at the White House complex in Washington. Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden were joined by law enforcement officials, lawmakers and children who wrote the president about gun violence following the shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., last month. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Photo by: Susan Walsh

President Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joseph R. Biden (left), hugs 8-year-old letter writer Grant Fritz during a news conference on proposals to reduce gun violence on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium at the White House complex in Washington. Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden were joined by law enforcement officials, lawmakers and children who wrote the president about gun violence following the shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., last month. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)