President Obama on Monday began the first serious push of his administration to attempt to reduce gun violence, directing Cabinet members to formulate a set of proposals that could include reinstating a ban on assault rifles.
The effort will be led by Vice President Biden, according to two people outside the government who have spoken to senior administration officials since Friday, when a gunman killed his mother and rampaged through Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., killing 20 children, six adults and himself.
Joe Biden, gun control czar? Or maybe he'll head that Department of Peace in the Cabinet that Dennis Kucinich wants to start to counteract the "cultural matrix" that is producing "an environment of violence." As Katie Pavlich at Town Hall reminds us, Biden was also in charge of making sure there wasn't any waste, fraud or abuse in that nearly $1 trillion stimulus package, and we all remember how well that worked out.