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FINALLY White House Weighs Broad Gun Control Carolyn Kaster/AP

White House Weighs Broad Gun Control

Finally. The Washington Post reports that the White House is developing a comprehensive gun control plan that will seek to set regulations far beyond a ban on assault rifles and high-capacity ammo. According to those involved in the talks, Vice President Biden’s squad is considering universal background checks for all gun buyers, a database to track the movement of guns through the nation, stronger mental-health checks, and harsh penalties for carrying a gun near a school. Aside from being in contact with NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s office, Biden and his aides will reportedly work around the NRA.

January 6, 2013 8:10 AM