According to Townhall and other media sources, on Wednesday Vice President Joe Biden - who has been given the assignment of overseeing a task force regarding gun control in the new year by President Barack Obama – said that President Obama might be using an executive order to deal with guns.
Biden told the media prior to a meeting with gun violence victims:
The president is going to act. There are executive orders, there’s executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet, but we’re compiling it all with the help of the Attorney General and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required… It’s important that we act.
Biden went on to address the moral issue involving the Obama administration’s efforts to control guns by saying:
As the president said, if you’re actions result in only saving one life, they’re worth taking. But I’m convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of Americans and take thousands of people out of harm’s way if we act responsibly.
Vice President Joe Biden reminded the press that he was instrumental in writing the Brady Bill decades ago. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was also present at the meeting when Biden made his remarks to the press.
President Barack Obama made gun control a top priority following the massacre that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012. During the massacre, Adam Lanza murdered 20 children aged 6-and-7, as well as 7 adults at the school. Prior to the school shootings, he murdered his mother, and he ended the massacre by taking his own life. Other impact on gun control discussions in the nation in the past year was the deadly massacre at a theater in Aurora, Colorado.