Talking About Guns

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 12:37pm

Vice President Biden meets with several groups about new gun control measures.

More meetings today for Vice President Joe Biden's gun task force in Washington.

He says the administration wants to consider all sides - but the National Rifle Association's not feeling that after sitting down at the white house Thursday.

The NRA says it's disappointed that the White House is less focused on keeping children safe, and more focused on, as they put it, attacking the second amendment.

Today Vice President Joe Biden's task force meets with the gaming industry after sitting down with gun owners and the National Rifle Association.

The NRA feels that there's not much room for compromise. "They said 'Oh yeah that's interesting but we really want to talk about regulating firearms themselves," said NRA President David Keene.

Gun owners didn't see it that way. "I think that it was a conversation and it wasn't a lecture," said Richard Feldman, President Independent Firearm Owners Association.

With pressure mounting after the Connecticut school shooting -- analysts say the NRA faces a tough choice: "They may realize that the game is changing so quickly underneath them that they're gonna have to adjust," said Don Kettl, Public Policy Expert, Brookings Institution.

Biden's group is in a rush to come up with new regulations. "So far, a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks, not just close the gun show loophole, but total, universal background checks, even including private sales," said Vice President Joe Biden.

While they were meeting, another school shooting - in rural California.

A teen - armed with multiple rounds - injured two students: "He had several, maybe as many as 20 rounds of shotguns in his pockets," said Sheriff Donny Youngblood, Kern County, CA.

The task force is likely to recommend a ban on high-capacity clips and tracking large purchases of ammunition.

Tracie Potts, NBC News.

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