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Biden: Gun task force to submit recommendations next Tuesday

Vice President Joe Biden will offer new recommendations from his gun violence prevention task force to the president by Tuesday, Biden said during a Thursday morning meeting with sportsmen’s groups.

The vice president, charged to lead the task force in the wake of the Newtown school shooting, said that stakeholder groups have expressed “surprising” support for universal background checks so far, as well as some restrictions on high-capacity magazines.

“There is a surprising — so far — recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks, not just [to] close the gun show loophole, but total, universal background checks, including private sales,” Biden said.

But Biden has not yet met with the National Rifle Association, the country’s powerful gun lobby and foe of restrictions on gun ownership.

Continuing a series of meetings with stakeholders in the gun debate, Biden was scheduled to meet later Thursday with gun owners’ groups — including the NRA — as well as entertainment industry representatives.

Read more at NBC News


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