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Biden to head task force

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  1. wireguy

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    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/19/obama-to-launch-effort-led-by-biden-to-create-new-policies-in-wake-school/


    This may be the best news yet:


    WASHINGTON – President Obama will tap Vice President Biden to lead an administration-wide effort looking at gun control and other measures in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting last week.

    The move, to be announced shortly before noon on Wednesday, marks the first concrete step by the White House toward possibly crafting new firearms restrictions. Aides told Fox News that the president is not expected to announce any major policy decisions on Wednesday. Rather, he will outline the process for pursuing changes.

    Obama and top administration officials have suggested the response to the Newtown, Conn., mass murder could include a range of recommendations, covering everything from mental health to school security. But the focus, given the debate that has accelerated on Capitol Hill in recent days, is likely to be gun control.

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday that Obama is "actively supportive" of Sen. Dianne Feinstein's, D-Calif., push to bring back an assault-weapons ban. He also said the president supports closing the so-called gun show loophole.

    Lawmakers have floated a number of other proposals, including regulation of high-capacity clips, that the administration could also look at.

    At the same time, some lawmakers have embraced broadening the discussion to include an examination of the entertainment industry, and particularly video games. Gun-rights advocates have started to push back on the swift call for more firearms regulation. The National Rifle Association, after remaining silent in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy, released its first -- albeit brief -- statement on Tuesday, and announced it would be holding a major press conference on Friday.

    The White House sees some urgency in formulating a policy response to the shooting, even as Obama and his top aides are consumed with averting the looming fiscal crisis before tax hikes and spending cuts take effect in January.

    As many pro-gun lawmakers have called for a greater focus on mental health issues and the impact of violent entertainment, aides say Obama also prefers a holistic approach.

    "It's a complex problem that requires more than one solution," Carney said Tuesday. "It calls for not only re-examining our gun laws and how well we enforce them, but also for engaging mental health professionals, law-enforcement officials, educators, parents and communities to find those solutions."

    Still, much of the immediate focus after the shooting is on gun control, an issue that has been dormant in Washington for years. Obama expended little political capital on gun issues during his first term, despite several mass shootings, including a movie theater attack in Aurora, Colorado, in the midst of this year's presidential campaign.

    The White House has begun to signal that Obama may be more proactive on gun issues following the murders of the elementary school youngsters, ages 6 and 7.

    The policy process Obama was announcing Wednesday was expected to include input from the departments of Justice, Education, and Health and Human Services. The heads of those agencies met with Obama at the White House on Monday.

    Fox News' Ed Henry and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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  2. bigdogtx

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    Didn't uncle Joe state in 2008 that hussein would not be taking any guns,,,,,,,,guess that is how hussein will spin it,,,,,,Joe did it.....
     
  3. Herb Roach

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    How about a law that would require Doctors to inform the local police, state police and sheriffs when the treat someone for any of the myriad of complexes that might lead to some sort of disaster. At least the law enforcement group could look into the person's background. The Doctor/patient secrecy has at last run it's course. Herb
     
  4. Hammer1

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    Is this the same Sheriff Joe Biden that Obama put in charge of making sure that no one misused Obama's $Trillion Slush Fund ?

    That all of it went to assure Obama's re-election ?



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  5. g7777777

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    You get what you pay for

    The Tea Party lost the last election for the Republicans

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  6. Catpower

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    And in Iowa there is a patient that is not taking his meds
     
  7. kiv-c

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    I think this guy has the right idea...

    "So people are acting pretty set on gun control, but all their ideas are things that do nothing but pester law abiding gun owners. ... So, idea: Let's just pretend to pass gun control. The people who most want it won't know the difference between an actual law being passed and absolutely nothing being done, so can't we just say we passed a bunch of laws and pretend everyone is safer? We'll call it the 'Super Deadly Gun Ban Act' and it will ban fully-automatic bolt action shotguns and armor piercing hollow points and any magically enchanted guns. And then all the dumb people will cheer, 'We is safer!' So it's the same result as an 'assault weapon' ban, but no enforcement costs and no petty intrusions on liberty. If people want useless things done to make us all feel safer, can't we all just play along?" --humorist Frank J. Fleming"
     
  8. birdogs

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    Gene,

    Without the Tea Party and/or their influence, how could you tell a Dem from a Republican? The answer is, "You couldn't"!

    Some "Republicans" (RINOs?)make me laugh. They think that the best way to win election is to be just like the Democrats. If that were the case, why would we need them at all? Or elections for that matter.
     
  9. primed

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    I think it's a good thing that Biden proves his ineptitude once again.
     
  10. cbxchris

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    Biden..........what a joke. When considering the mental health of one he would be a prime example of who should not own a gun.
     
  11. John Galt

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    Biden and Eugene are birds of a feather.
     
  12. Shooting Coach

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    Here we go again!
     
  13. TinMan88

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    Biden is only the hood ornament. Why does it sound like this has already been planned for? Two days ago some here were chastising to "show some respect". Hows that workin' for ya.
     
  14. wireguy

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    I can't figure this out. If you really thought something was important, and if you thought it had a real chance, would you put Biden in charge of it? It makes me wonder if Obama wants to posture for posterity but he knows what the political cost of success will be so he puts Joe in there to screw it up. I honestly can't make an educated guess on this. Maybe just a hood ornament like Tinman88 says.
     
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