“President Barack Obama will on Wednesday announce the first step on gun control following the Newtown school shootings: an interagency task force, led by Vice President Joe Biden, charged with guiding the administration’s continuing response,” politico.com reports. Somehow I don’t think it will be called an “interagency task force on gun control.” But you can bet your bottom dollar on Biden’s brief: wrap-up Senator Feinstein’s assault weapons ban in a package of measures to “soften the blow.” The White House said the President met with Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius “to begin looking at ways the country can respond to the tragedy in Newtown.” More ominously . . .
“Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s senior adviser, who traveled with him to Connecticut for the vigil on Sunday, spent an hour on Tuesday meeting in the White House Roosevelt Room with 10 victims of past mass shootings and Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.”
What, no “conversation” with a gun rights group? Quel surprise . . .