White House Weighs Broad Gun Control

    Vice President Joe Biden, third from right,  speaks during a meeting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Washington. Biden is leading a task force that will look at ways of reducing gun violence.   Joining the Vice President from left, Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett, Attorney General Eric Holder, President of the National Association of Police Organizations and Boston police officer Thomas Nee, President of the Police Executive Research Forum and Major Cities Chiefs Association and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    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.

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