Friday, January 25 2013, 01:00 PM MST
Biden Takes Gun Control Push To Virginia
(KUTV) Vice President Biden is on the road Friday to push for new gun control measures. His trip to Virginia comes the day after Democrats proposed an assault weapons ban. However, gun rights advocates from both parties are opposing that legislation.
Virginia, where Biden is taking his argument for gun control, is a pro-gun state. Biden is meeting with experts who worked on gun safety following the 2007 shooting at Virgina Tech. The Vice Presidents visit is part of a campaign style push for new gun laws. On Thursday, Biden held a web chat where he said that gun control is about keeping all guns out of the hands of bad people.
On Thursday, Democrats unveiled a bill that would ban assault weapons and high capacity magazine. However, Democrats are going to have a tough time getting the legislation passed. Many lawmakers on both sides of the aisle oppose new restrictions on firearms.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell released a robo call in his home state of Kentucky saying President Obama and his team are doing everything in their power to restrict your constitutional rights to keep and bear arms.
Blanche Lincoln, a hunter and former Democratic Senator from Arkansas, says shed like to see lawmakers find a compromise.
There are plausible regulations that need to be put into place and need to be done in a reasonable fashion, said Lincoln, they are good people in the middle that know and understand that.
The Obama Administration is trying to rally public support to put pressure on Congress, but it will be a challenge getting lawmakers from pro-gun states to support an assault weapons ban.
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