Obama Guns

March 9, 2013 - 5:29 AM
FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama listens as Vice President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, about proposals to reduce gun violence. President Barack Obama promised after the Newtown shootings to put his full weight behind gun control, but so far that means not doing too much that could get in the way of delicate negotiations over the legislation on Capitol Hill. The president has not been highly visible in the gun debate during the past three weeks, a critical time when the bills are taking shape. He's been embroiled in a budget battle that has dominated his time and for now is letting Vice President Joe Biden take the White House lead in the campaign for tighter firearm laws. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)