News Brief 12/19/2012, Tevet 6, 5773
Following Massacre, New Government Panel to Tackle Gun Control
President Barack Obama on Wednesday will appoint Vice President Joe Biden to lead a government panel tasked with formulating a response to gun violence after last week's school massacre, US media reported.
The New York Times and the Washington Post cited White House officials as saying that Obama would formally name Biden to head the panel at a press conference.
The panel will explore possible new gun legislation to rein in the sale of assault rifles and high-capacity magazines, but will also look at mental health policies and violence in popular culture.