The White House appears to be moving quickly toward concrete proposals despite obstacles:
Biden is heading a task force due to provide Obama this week with recommendations on how to curb the gun violence. Obama formed the task force after the massacre – one month ago as of Monday – in Newtown, Connecticut, in which a gunman shot dead 20 children and six adults at a primary school.
The White House said the late-morning meeting would include Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.
There was no immediate word on which members of the Republican-controlled House would attend the meeting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building beside the White House.