Biden, Speaking in NY, Supports Assault Weapon Ban
Relatives of shooting victims from Newtown, Conn., stood with Vice President Joe Biden as he spoke at New York's City Hall in favor of an assault weapons ban.
Senate Democrats have dropped the ban from the gun control package they plan to consider next month. However, Biden reiterated Thursday that the White House is still pushing for the measure.
Biden said the president's gun proposals don't infringe "one iota" on Second Amendment rights.
Biden also was joined by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He emphasized proposals for expanding background checks of gun buyers.
Bloomberg and Boston's Thomas Menino head a coalition called Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- Gov't Gets Poor Marks on Protecting Gun Rights
- Biden to Hold Gun Control Event Next Week
- Scaled-Back Gun Bill Headed for Minn. Senate Vote
- Senators Discuss Changing Background Checks Bill
- House DFLer Blasts Speaker for Dropping Gun Bill
- Rahamim: Disappointed, But Progress on Gun Control
- Minn. House Speaker: No Gun Bills This Year
- As Gun Measures Stall, Rural Dems Hold Key
- A New Front for Gun Background Checks: The Ballot
- Manchin: Gun Bill to be Reintroduced