Biden on Gun Control: 'The President Is Going to Act'

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., massacre, the vice president is meeting with victims and gun control supporters.

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Following the Newtown, Conn., shooting spree that left 20 children dead, Vice President Joe Biden met with victims and gun control supporters on Wednesday. According to NBC News, Biden is hosting a number of meetings this week, including one with Wal-Mart, on behalf of the Obama administration and its upcoming decisions concerning gun control.

"If our actions result in saving only one life, they're worth taking," Biden said at a meeting of victims and gun control proponents at the White House. "But I'm convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of Americans and take thousands of people out of harm's way if we act responsibly."

Biden indicated that President Barack Obama is considering executive action to address the gun issue, although he noted that it's not yet clear what options may be plausible outside of legislative movement.

"The president is going to act," Biden said. "There are executive orders, executive action that can be taken."

The meeting was the first in a series scheduled for this week with the task force led by the vice president. On Thursday, Biden will meet with sportsman's organizations, gun sellers -- including Wal-Mart -- and the National Rifle Association. Biden is also expected to meet with representatives of the entertainment and video game industries this week.

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