Vice President Joe Biden met at 11 a.m. today in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building "with representatives of victims’ groups and gun safety organizations as part of the Administration’s effort to develop policy proposals in response to the tragedy in Newtown," the Vice President's Schedule page announced today.
"The President and I are determined to take action," a press pool feed, released moments ago and sent to Gun Rights Examiner by the White House Press Office quoted Biden. "I want to make clear that we're not going to get caught up in the notion that, unless we can do everything, were going to do nothing."
The pool information was recorded by Michelle Cottle, Washington Correspondent, The Newsweek Daily Beast Company.
The attendees at this morning's meeting listed in the release were:
Vice President Joe Biden
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
Gun Safety Advocate Groups:
Arizona for Gun Safety
Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence
Campaign to Keep Guns off Campus & States United to Prevent Gun Violence
Cease Fire Pennsylvania
CT Against Gun Violence
Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence
Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Mothers In Charge [note: VPOTUS sent out note that due to scheduling conflict a rep from this group would instead be at a later meeting with other WH officials]
Violence Policy Center
Wisconsin Anti Violence Effort
Victims & Survivors:
Colin Goddard, Survivor of Virginia Tech Shooting
Elilta Habtu, Survivor of Virginia Tech shooting
William Kellibrew, Witness to Violence & Founder, William Kellibrew Foundation
Annette Nance-Holt, Mother of Victim to Gang Violence
Lonnie Phillips, Stepfather of Aurora Shooting Victim
"The president IS going to act," the release again quoted the Vice President, who emphasized the White House has determined that "executive action can be taken" without specifying what actions they believe they can enact that bypass Congress.
Stating that the administration intended to cast a wide net, Biden said he would be meeting tomorrow with representatives of gun owners and the National Rifle Association. Gun Rights Examiner has asked for a list of those attendees, and a representative for the Vice President's press office has said such a list would be forthcoming, although it is not certain at this writing if it will be available in advance of tomorrow's meeting.
UPDATE: Dave Workman weighs in.
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