President Meeting, Listening to Top Cops on Gun Control

Barack Obama, Joe Biden

President Obama is, as we write, meeting with police chiefs from around the country. Notable among them are, naturally, chiefs from Newtown, Aurora and Oak Creek, WI. According to usatoday.com, “The meeting will also include representatives from the Major Cities Chiefs Association and the Major County Sheriffs Association.” In brief remarks before the non-televised meeting, the President said that he and VP Biden had been on a “listening session” for the past few months on the subject of gun violence and that no group was more important to include in those conversations than the chiefs . . .

He also made a point of saying that the top cops he’d be chatting with were a “representative group” from around the country — which, if true, may explain why the session isn’t being televised. Anywhere. And as if to tamp down expectations, the President made a point of saying that in order to get everything done that he’d like to restrict Americans’ right to keep and bear arms, he “needs the cooperation of Congress.” Watch this space.