Vice President Joe Biden joined others in meetings on Thursday to hear recommendations from invited groups on the topic of gun control. But he also implied that Pres. Obama hasn't ruled out taking a dictatorship position on gun control.
"There are executive orders, executive action that can be taken," Biden said.
The president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Dan Gross, said that during the Wednesday meeting with Biden the administration's willingness to use executive action in the matter was discussed.
And Fox News reports that the president's White House Press Secretary Jay Carney made it clear that the president expects Congress to move quickly on this matter.
What Carney did not say was whether the president would resort to forcing a ban or plan on the American people without congressional approval, if the matter isn't resolved as quickly as he seems to want it.
Biden has hinted at a possible dictator-ish threat of action on the part of the president in regards to getting a new gun control law enacted. But it remains to be seen if the president will risk another "Obamacare" controversy by trying to force action where the public isn't completely in agreement on what needs to occur.
In a recent home invasion case in Georgia a woman fending off a crowbar-wielding attacker would have found her and her children at the mercy of the intruder if she had not been armed with a .38-caliber weapon.