The National Rifle Administration has received and accepted an invitation from the Obama Administration to meet with officials at The White House on Thursday, January 10, 2013 to discuss legislative options aimed at the prevention of mass public shootings. The most recent of these incidents occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut on December 14, 2012 leaving 26 people dead including 20 children.
On December 21, 2012 the NRA held a press conference in response to a public outcry for stricter gun control laws, stating that perhaps the answer to preventing such incidents lies in government funded armed security at all schools on a national basis. During the December 30, 2012 airing of Meet The Press President Obama stated "I'm not going to prejudge the recommendations that are given to me. I am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools, and I think the vast majority of the American people are skeptical that somehow is going to solve our problem."
Included in The White House meetings are victim and gun safety groups, as well as representatives of the video game and entertainment industries. Upon conclusion, Vice President Joe Biden will meet with President Obama to assess and proceed with a legislative plan that will be quickly pushed forward.