Vice President Biden to meet pro-gun groups

US Vice President Joe Biden is to meet a range of parties from across the gun control debate today including pro-gun lobbyist group the National Rifle Association, NBC News reports.

This is the first in a series of meetings that President Obama promised in the wake of the shooting to deaths of 26 people at a primary school in Newtown, Connecticut last December.

As well as pro-gun groups, Vice President Biden is due to meet victims’ groups, gun-safety advocates and representatives from the video game and entertainment industries, according to NBC News.

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