Obama Creates Violence Task Force In Wake of Shootings
WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Barack Obama is asking a team led by
Vice President Joe Biden to offer “concrete proposals” to curb
gun violence no later than January, in the aftermath of the
horrific massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.
Obama says after he receives recommendations from Biden’s group,
he will push legislation “without delay.” The president is urging
Congress to hold votes on the bill.
Obama says the issue is complex but quote, “we have a deep
obligation _ all of us _ to try.”
Biden, a longtime gun control advocate, will lead a team that
will include members of Obama’s administration and outside groups.
The move comes after Friday’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary
in Newtown, Conn. Twenty children and six adults were killed at the
school by a gunman wielding a semi-automatic rifle.
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