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Biden Says Consensus Emerging on Gun Safety, Mullin Adds Remarks

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By MATTHEW DALY
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says he will deliver recommendations to President Barack Obama on steps to curb violence by Tuesday.

Biden says a consensus is emerging over proposals such as tightening background checks and banning high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Biden told a group of sportsmen and wildlife interest groups that he has "never quite heard so much talk about high-capacity magazines" as he has since last month's horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

On Wednesday Vice President Joe Biden stated that the Obama Administration could use Executive orders to implement gun control measures.

"The president is going to act. Executive orders, executive action, can be taken," Biden told reporters before meetings conducted on the gun control subject.

Congressman Markwayne Mullin issued a statement following Biden's announcement the same day:

"What the President and the Executive branch are trying to do on gun control is absurd. The President's use of executive orders to limit Second Amendment rights is only a tactic to bypass Congress and force untested laws onto the American people."

According to Mullin's release, he will continue to voice his disapproval for any limits to the Second Amendment and the Obama administration's "agenda on gun control."

Biden was meeting with the groups Thursday at the White House. He was set to meet later with the National Rifle Association, the powerful pro-gun organization.

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