- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 10, 2013

Vice President Joseph R. Biden, who is meeting with various stakeholders regarding gun violence Thursday, said he will unveil his recommendations to address the issue to President Obama by Tuesday.

He said Thursday that potential actions he has heard repeatedly from stakeholders are tighter background checks for gun purchasers and a push to deal with high-capacity ammunition magazines.

“The last area is the whole subject of the ability of any federal agency to do research on gun violence,” he said, according to a pool report.

Mr. Biden said he still hopes to have a conference call with gun manufacturers.

“There has got to be some common ground, to not solve every problem but diminish the probability” of future mass shootings, he said. “That’s what this is all about. There are no conclusions I have reached.”

In addition to representatives from outdoor and wildlife groups, others in the first of several meetings Mr. Biden was to hold Thursday included Attorney General Holder, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

Mr. Biden was scheduled to meet later in the day with representatives from gun owners’ groups and the entertainment industry. Mr. Holder will meet with representatives from retailers and sporting goods stores.



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