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Biden concedes: gun laws won't end school shootings

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Vice President Joe Biden says tougher gun laws won't completely eliminate gun deaths, but attempts need to be made.  He talked with reporters after a meeting with Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill Thursday.  Biden was trying to build support for gun control legislation currently making its way through Congress.

"Nothing we're going to do is going to fundamentally alter or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting or guarantee that we will bring gun deaths down to 1,000 a year from what it is now," Biden stated.

After December's shooting massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, President Obama tasked Biden to lead a panel on reducing gun violence in America.  Several proposals to restrict gun violence include bans on assault weapons and on high-capacity magazines for ammunition that seem to be getting a contentious reception in Congress. He also wants to require all gun buyers to undergo background checks, an idea that has so far drawn wider acceptance.

 

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