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    Facing an end-of-the-month deadline, the Obama administration is calling gun owner groups, victims' organizations and representatives from the video-game industry to the White House this week for discussions on potential policy proposals for curbing gun violence.

    Biden will meet Wednesday with gun violence victims' groups and gun safety organizations, a White House official said. On Thursday, he will hold talks with gun ownership groups, as well as advocates for sportsmen. The vice president also plans to meet this week with representatives from the entertainment and video-game industries. The official was not authorized to discuss the meetings before they were publicly announced and thus spoke on condition of anonymity.

    In addition to Biden's meetings this week, Education Secretary Arne Duncan will meet this week with parent and teacher groups, while Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will meet with mental health and disability advocates.

    The White House said other meetings are also scheduled with community organizations, business owners and religious leaders.

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    You stand here now in the footsteps of so many women who would have liked to have been here but didn't get the shot. You have a band of sisters and we're going to change history. ~ Sen. Barbara Mikulski D-MD speaking to Senator Elizabeth Warren

    by anyname on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 09:14:12 AM PST

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