Report: Obama Asks Cabinet for Proposals to Stem Gun Violence
President Obama on Monday directed members of his Cabinet to propose measures to help reduce gun violence, in the wake of a mass shooting at a Conn. elementary school.
The administration’s push to stem further killings will be spearheaded by Vice President Joe Biden, according to the Washington Post, which first reported the effort.
The president’s directive is the latest sign that the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. last Friday may have shifted the conversation over the nation’s gun laws.
The massacre, which claimed the lives of 20 children, has sparked renewed debate over gun control, as well as larger issues targeting mental healthcare and the role of violence in popular culture.