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Biden Pleads for Gun-Control Action

Vice President Joe Biden drew a hard line during his keynote speech at gun-control conference at Western Connecticut State University, located just 15 miles from the site of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It is “unacceptable not to take action” to curb gun violence, Biden said, pleading for legislators to not be motivated by politics with their stance on the issue. “If you’re concerned about your political survival, you should be concerned about the survival of our children,” he said. “There’s a moral price for inaction.” He echoed the president’s State of the Union plea for stronger gun laws: “They say it isn’t about guns. They’re wrong. It is about guns.”

February 21, 2013 2:45 PM