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VP Biden holds gun control meetings


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The White House speeds up efforts to reach a consensus on new gun legislation.

A task force on gun violence headed by Vice President Joe Biden will meet with victim's group and gun safety organizations on Wednesday. On Thursday, the group meets with the National Rifle Association and gun owners.

In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting, the White House has faced pressure to take meaningful action.

President Obama created the panel after the deadly shooting last month. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a strong supporter of tighter gun laws, is advising Vice President Biden.

Biden's task force is expected to make its recommendations to the White House by the end of January.

President Obama will then decide which initiatives he will pursue.

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