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President Obama Meets with Law Enforcement Officials on Gun Control

Washington, DC
Monday, January 28, 2013

President Obama met with members of the Major Cities Chiefs Association and Major County Sheriffs Association to discuss gun control. The president spoke to media during a brief photo-op in the meeting.

President Obama unveiled his recommendations to reduce gun violence earlier this month, including a number of executive orders and administration appointments.  The executive actions and proposals stemmed from Vice President Biden’s Gun Violence Prevention task force, which the president created soon after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013 at 12:01pm (ET)

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