Obama creates gun task force

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Official portrait of President-elect Barack Obama on Jan. 13, 2009.(Photo by Pete Souza) (Pete Souza, © 2008 Pete Souza)
Official portrait of President-elect Barack Obama on Jan. 13, 2009.(Photo by Pete Souza) (Pete Souza, © 2008 Pete Souza)
Updated: 12/19/2012 9:56 am Published: 12/19/2012 9:55 am

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will launch an administration-wide effort Wednesday to create new policies aimed at preventing another mass school shooting.

Obama is tasking Vice President Joe Biden with spearheading the process, which is a response to Friday's deadly attack at a Connecticut elementary school. The president will announce the effort from the White House.

White House aides say the president is not expected to announce any major policy decisions Wednesday. But the initiative underscores the political urgency the White House feels in the wake of the shooting.

Obama aides say Obama is likely to pursue some tightening of gun laws, including a ban on assault-style weapons. He is also likely to seek ways to improve mental health resources and school safety.

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NotStupid - 12/19/2012 10:25 AM
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Rather than ignore the true issue, force teaching the value of human life in homes before making people with their heads on straight pay for some psychos actions! Leave our amendments alone and force family communication! People woild rather turn their heads than address the issue by responding when they see the first sign of a person with an issue! Those people are the ones responsible for! Hope they sleep well at night knowing they could have prevented the loss of life, but chose to bury their head in the sand instead of getn the person help in the first place! No just blame guns and music its easier to swallow right? E
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