Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:37 AM
Omaha Steve (64,524 posts)
Biden to meet with gun-safety, victims groups
By JULIE PACE
WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to spur fresh action on gun legislation, Vice President Joe Biden is meeting at the White House with victims groups and gun-safety organizations.
Wednesday's meeting is to be part of a series of gatherings Biden is conducting this week at the White House, aimed at building consensus around proposals to curb gun violence following the horrific elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. The vice president will meet Thursday with the National Rifle Association and other gun-owner groups. Meetings with representatives from the video-game and entertainment industries are also planned.
President Barack Obama wants Biden to report back to him with policy proposals by the end of the month. Obama has vowed to move swiftly on the recommendations, a package expected to include both legislative proposals and executive action.
"He is mindful of the need to act," White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday.
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President Barack Obama stands with Vice President Joe Biden as he makes a statement in this Dec. 19, 2012 file photo taken in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, about policies he will pursue following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct. Facing an end-of-the-month deadline, the Obama administration is calling gun owner groups, victims' organizations and representatives from the video-game industry to the White House Biden will meet Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013 with gun violence victims' groups and gun safety organizations, a White House official said. On Thursday, he will hold talks with gun ownership groups, as well as advocates for sportsmen. for discussions on potential policy proposals for curbing gun violence. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)
Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:47 AM
pinboy3niner (50,073 posts)
1. Wal-Mart: Due to scheduling conflict, they have no one who can meet with VP Biden
Wal-Mart had been invited to participate in the Thursday meeting.
Walmart's Too Busy to Talk to Joe Biden About Gun Control
Adam Clark Estes
Jan 8, 2013
Joe Biden is getting his task force on gun violence off the ground this week and inviting folks to White House for some informational meetings. It's hard to imagine anyone would say no, right? Well, Walmart does unimaginable things all the time, and this is no exception. On Tuesday, a company spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal that they declined to meet with the vice president due to a scheduling conflict. What on Earth do they have going on? Presumably the only thing that could be more important than a meeting with the vice president would be a meeting with the president, and we're pretty sure the White House would've spotted that scheduling conflict before inviting Walmart to swing by.
Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #1)
Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:02 AM
JustABozoOnThisBus (13,893 posts)
2. Biden is too long-winded
He might push a Walmart employee's hours up to where the company would have to provide health benefits.
If they could keep the meeting and preparation under 30 hours, then maybe ...