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        12/20/2012, Tevet 7, 5773

      Obama Pushes Ahead on Gun Control, Proposals by Next Month


      President Barack Obama set up a task force to frame "concrete proposals" on ending an "epidemic" of firearms violence by next month, and denied he had been on "vacation" on gun control. With trauma still raw after the Connecticut school massacre last week, Obama put Vice President Joe Biden in charge of an inter-agency effort on gun control and mental health, saying America had a "deep obligation" to act.