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Vice President to Meet with NRA

Jan. 9, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden will meet with the National Rifle Association as his task force on gun violence intensifies its efforts, the White House announced.

NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said his organization accepted an invitation from the White House, received Friday.

Biden will spend the week meeting with gun-safety organizations, shooting victims groups, recreational gun owners and gun ownership organizations, the Washington newspaper The Hill reported Tuesday.

Biden is leading the task force formed in response to the shooting deaths of 27 people, including 20 children, in Newtown, Conn., in December, and charged with making recommendations to President Obama to prevent further incidents.

The task force is taking a broad look at how to limit gun violence, The Hill said.

The Washington Post said the White House is considering a broad approach on gun control that would go beyond bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, adding the Biden group would consider universal background checks for gun buyers and a national database to track the movement and sale of weapons.

Source: Copyright United Press International 2013

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