Biden Hints At 2014 Push To Elect Gun Control Advocates To Congress

Found Here on livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com by Catherine Thompson

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Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday foreshadowed that if Congress doesn’t work toward advancing gun control measures, legislators may pay for their inaction in the 2014 midterms.

Before swearing in Todd Jones, the new director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Biden said the Obama administration’s newly announced executive actions on gun control are a “simple, common sense way to reduce gun violence,” according to a White House pool report. Those orders reign in the import of military weapons and propose closing a loophole that allows those ineligible to own a gun to register a firearm through a corporation or trust.

Earlier this year, legislation that would have expanded background checks to gun shows and Internet sales failed to make it past a Senate filibuster.

“If Congress doesn’t act we’ll fight for a new Congress. It’s that simple,” Biden said, according to the pool report. “But we’re going to get this done.”

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