December 20th, 2012
08:15 PM ET

Gun violence task force begins work: Biden "is going to be in for a heck of a fight," says James Carville

Vice President Joe Biden, the man leading the president's Gun Control Task Force, met with Administration officials and law enforcement officers from across this country Thursday to discuss possible proposals for reducing violence.

"We will act, and we will act in a way, that's designed, even if it's only designed to save one life, we have to take action," Biden said.

This meeting comes just as we're about to hear from the man everyone's been waiting for.

On Friday, the President of the National Rifle Association Wayne LaPierre will make his first public comments following the shooting.
This is a dramatic shift from the way the organization has reacted after previous mass shootings. In the past, the powerful lobbying group has kept radio silent after an attack.

OutFront tonight: James Carville, Political contributor and Democratic Strategist and Reihan Salam, writer for the "National Review".

The list: Despite emotions, little happens legislatively after mass shootings

Days after the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, demands from the public and lawmakers for tougher gun control legislation were met by President Barack Obama's call for a re-examination of the country's gun laws.

Obama announced Wednesday that Vice President Joe Biden will lead an administration effort to develop recommendations no later than January for preventing another mass shooting.

But this isn't the first time the country has heard calls for action to put an end to gun violence. Most of the time, little happens legislatively. And of the action that has been taken to curb gun violence, much of the legislation enacted in the last three decades has been undone by court challenges - many of which were supported by Second Amendment advocates.


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