Biden: Consensus emerging on gun control measures

January 10, 2013

Vice President Biden said Thursday he sees an emerging consensus around universal background checks for all gun buyers and a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines as he completes the Obama administration's broad study of gun laws.

Biden, who said he would present his working group's policy recommendations to President Obama next Tuesday, suggested that universal background checks and a high-capacity magazine ban would be part of the administration's broad agenda designed to curb the nation's gun violence.

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Philip Rucker is a national political correspondent for The Washington Post, where he has reported since 2005.
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