The White House will not be announcing a new guy control policy anytime soon, but the president will reportedly ask Vice President Joe Biden to lead an administration-wide review that could point the way to future proposals. President Obama will make the announcement on Wednesday, appointing the VP to lead an "inter-agency process" that will examine all the current policies related to gun violence and one that would presumably devise new solutions that might prevent another tragedy like the Sandy Hook school shooting.
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On Tuesday, the president met with Biden and three key Cabinet secretaries—Attorney General Eric Holder, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius—to discuss the new project. Despite saying over the past several days that decisive action would need to be taken, the White House is not yet ready to propose any new policy changes, but will instead go the task force route, which could possibly be the first step toward new regulations or laws. Press Secretary Jay Carney hinted yesterday that Obama would be willing to consider new laws, like limits on ammunition and an end to gun purchases made at trade shows without a background check.
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Polls taken after the Newtown shooting show that support for new gun control legislation is the highest it has been in more than a decade.