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Joe Biden meets with religious leaders, the NRA is next

Vice President Joe Biden held an unannounced meeting with 12 religious leaders Wednesday. On Thursday, Biden plans to meet with NRA, sportsmen, and entertainment industry to discuss how to curb gun violence.


Vice President Joe Biden, with Attorney General Eric Holder at left, at a meeting with victim's groups and gun safety organizations in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. Biden is holding a series of meetings this week as part of the effort he is leading to develop policy proposals in response to the Newtown, Conn., school shooting

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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The Obama administration is sitting down with gun owners groups — including the National Rifle Association — as officials look at ways to curb gun violence.

Vice President Joe Biden, who is leading an administration-wide review of gun safety laws, has vowed urgent action in the wake of last month's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.

On Wednesday night, Biden held an unannounced meeting with 12 different religious leaders to discuss gun control. CNN reports that according to Rev. Michael McBride, one of the attendees, the vice president talked about the moral imperative to take action. "He was asking the faith community to use the power of our moral voices and persuasion" to help find common sense solutions, McBride said.

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