Joe Biden Plans Campaign to Revive Gun Control
...But he hasn't told Obama about it yet
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 3, 2013 1:05 PM CDT
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)

(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.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Joe Biden Plans Campaign to Revive Gun Control is...
5%
3%
3%
23%
3%
64%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 41 comments
Smitty6398
May 15, 2013 6:33 PM CDT
Hahahahahahahahahaha !!! Joe needs to start tippin' a little later in the day.
boxcar
May 5, 2013 3:22 PM CDT
Mexico has Gun Control Canada has NO Gun Control So which country is safer? DUH
JohnInLa
May 5, 2013 2:31 PM CDT
The whisky talkin' gasbag joe "AKA shotgun" biden is at it again. Perhaps joe thinks everyone forgot about all those "Shovel Ready Jobs" that both joe and obama promised and never ever delivered. Yes indeed unemployment still up, despair and suicides up and 'ol joe is going after the Law Abiding Americans who he thinks should not have 30 rounds and AR-15s while both joe and b. h. obama enjoy 24/7 security armed with full auto weaponry that make the guns they want to ban look like pea shooters...those hypocrite bassturds.