On Thursday, the nation's biggest gun-rights organization will be represented at a meeting on gun violence with Vice President Joe Biden. The NRA's presence makes both sides look open-minded.
But even before the first session could begin – a closed-door meeting with representatives of gun-control groups and victims of gun violence – Mr. Biden demonstrated why the issue is so fraught. He suggested unilateral action by the White House, stoking long-held fears that Mr. Obama plans to do whatever he can to limit access to firearms and ammunition. Biden’s remark also caused a dip in the stock price of gunmakers and retailers, according to CNN.
"The president is going to act," Biden said to reporters before the meeting. "There are executive orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet.”
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