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January 9th, 2013
09:02 PM ET

Biden: President Obama can take 'executive action' on gun reform

Vice President Joe Biden met Wednesday with victims of gun violence, the first in a series of meetings for Biden's newly formed task force on gun policy.

This issue has been a political third rail for a long time, but today Biden said if no consensus is reached, the White House could go it alone.

"The president is going to act, there are executive orders, executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet, but we are compiling it all with the help of the attorney general all the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action we believe is required," said Biden.

What legislative action will be taken?

Blumenthal: Crackdown on ammunition

One lawmaker has a plan of his own to help curb gun violence - going after the bullets. Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is calling for background checks on purchasing ammunition.

OutFront tonight: CNN Contributor John Avlon, Legal Contributor Paul Callan, and Sen. Richard Blumental (D-CT).


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