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Biden: Nation needs to respond to gun violence

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 17, 2013 at 2:19 p.m.

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Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he addresses at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 81st winter meeting in Washington, Thursday.

— Vice President Joe Biden said the nation could not wait any longer to respond to gun violence, telling mayors on Thursday that the White House would “take this fight to the halls of Congress.”

Biden outlined President Barack Obama’s sweeping proposal, announced Wednesday, during a speech to the United States Conference of Mayors, providing a rationale for a plan that includes a ban on assault weapons, the limiting of high-capacity ammunition magazines and requiring background checks for all gun buyers.

Obama’s proposal, which is the broadest attempt to tighten gun laws in nearly two decades, faces an uncertain future in Congress, where lawmakers have resisted tougher laws in recent years and some members of Congress have resisted embracing the president’s plan. But Biden made clear that the White House would push aggressively for the plan following the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

“We’re going to take this fight to the halls of Congress and we’re going to take it beyond that. We’re going to take it to the American people. We’re going to go around the country making the case,” Biden said, vowing that “this time will not be like the times that have come before.” Biden said he had “no illusions about the fight that is in front of us” about the challenges of passing the gun control measures but said “we have no choice.”

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Jackabbott says... January 17, 2013 at 4:11 p.m.

Go get em Joe.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... January 17, 2013 at 5:05 p.m.

No Joe blow Biden, it is violence that needs to be addressed. Video games, moves and such.

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tenpoint says... January 17, 2013 at 5:29 p.m.

I would think that drunk drivers kill more people every year . I haven't heard anyone trying to get alchol under control.THINK ABOUT THAT.

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djigoo says... January 17, 2013 at 6:12 p.m.

"I haven't heard anyone trying to get alchol (sic) under control."

Really? You haven't?

Send your 12-year-old daughter into the Circle K and have her pick up a couple 12-packs of Bud Light. See how far she gets.

Moron.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... January 17, 2013 at 6:25 p.m.

Guns are not the problem, disturbed people are. The culture of violence that children are exposed to. Doctors have a patient doctor relationship. The entertainment industry say they have the first amendment right. The NRA says that Americans have a second amendment right.
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Thus the question, which amendment(s) will fall first?

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HalALouyah says... January 17, 2013 at 7:37 p.m.

That's cool how you are signing your name at the bottom of your posts now djigoo. Should we all refer to you as MORON going forward?

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Packman says... January 17, 2013 at 8:41 p.m.

Hey djigoo - Send your 12-year-old daughter into the Wal-Mart and have her pick up a couple 12-packs of 30.06 rounds. See how far she gets.
Moron.

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