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December 20, 2012

Biden begins effort to curb gun violence

Vice President Biden Joe will begin work Thursday on the administration's effort to prevent gun violence.

Biden, joined by Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, will meet with law enforcement leaders from across the country.

On Wednesday, President Obama tapped Biden to lead an effort to stem an “epidemic of gun violence that plagues this country every single day.” He asked Biden to deliver his recommendations by next month, and the president pledged to move quickly to enact them.       

The Biden-led team, which will include members of the president’s Cabinet and outside organizations, also will look at improving access to mental health services and, Obama said, at a “culture that, all too often, glorifies guns and violence.”

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