Joe Biden Gun Panel: Will Second Amendment Advocates Get a Seat at the Table?
Vice-President Joe Biden will spearhead an Obama Administration task force that will explore ways to improve mental health resources, address ways to create a culture that doesn’t promote violence and present a set of recommendations on gun laws by January.
President Barack Obama announced the creation of the informal panel during a Dec. 19 press conference, challenging the idea that the Second Amendment right to own a gun means the right to own any gun.
“What we’ve seen over the last 10 or 15 years is that anything related to guns is an encroachment on the Second Amendment,” Obama said. “There’s a big chunk of space between what the Second Amendment means and having no rules at all and that space is what Joe’s going to be examining.”