Holder Joins Administration’s Gun Control Push
By Jennifer Koons | April 8, 2013 12:46 pm

Attorney General Eric Holder will join Vice President Joe Biden to deliver remarks at the White House tomorrow advocating the administration’s gun proposals.

Attorney General Eric Holder watches as Vice President Joe Biden speaks. (photo by Lonnie Tague/DOJ)

President Barack Obama will kick off the coordinated effort to promote gun control legislation today with remarks at the University of Hartford, less than an hour’s drive from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Then tomorrow, the vice president and attorney general will host an event with law enforcement officials.

Holder has been publicly advocating for strengthening gun control measures. In an address before the National Action Network in New York City last week, he praised the ”comprehensive plan” unveiled by Obama in January, which he said is “consistent with the Second Amendment” and “would not infringe — in any way — on the rights of responsible, law-abiding gun owners.”

The Senate could take up legislation as early as this week, particularly if senators reach an agreement to expand background checks on firearms sales.

A bipartisan deal that would require background checks for all gun purchases, except those between close family members and some hunters may be in the works between Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Patrick Toomey (R-Pa.), according to aides to the two men.


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