Joe Biden Plans Campaign to Revive Gun Control

...But he hasn't told Obama about it yet

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted May 3, 2013 1:05 PM CDT

(Newser) – Can Joe Biden rescue gun control legislation? He's certainly going to try, he told a group of law enforcement officials at a meeting in his office yesterday, promising a cross-country campaign in which he'd stump for measures like universal background checks. "He was talking like he was going to be leading" the charge, a person who was at the meeting tells Politico. There's just one problem: Biden admitted he "hasn't really discussed" any of this with Barack Obama.

The first stop in Biden's tour will be South Carolina, where he's headlining a dinner with state Democratic officials today. Of course, South Carolina just happens to be an early primary state, the Washington Post observes, which is sure to raise speculation about a 2016 run—speculation Biden hasn't exactly discouraged. But the Post thinks such a bid would be a longshot; check out its full story for an extended explanation why.*

* the short version rhymes with Tillary Minton.

Vice President Biden delivers the keynote speech at the Michigan Democratic Party's annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner in Detroit, Saturday, April 20, 2013.
Vice President Biden delivers the keynote speech at the Michigan Democratic Party's annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner in Detroit, Saturday, April 20, 2013.   (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
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