Biden Tries to Gain Back Support for Gun Control

Posted: Jun 07, 2013 11:00 AM

In a letter to supporters Friday, Vice President Joe Biden asked supporters to help bring back support for gun control.

Friend --

Soon after our first attempt at reducing gun violence was blocked by a minority of senators, I brought together advocates for this legislation and gave them a very clear message:

This fight is far from over.

If you're with me in the fight for common-sense legislation to reduce gun violence, let the Republicans in Congress know you're not backing down. Add your name right now.

Look, I've been in politics a long time now. And I've seen time and time again that real, lasting change isn't always immediate -- but as long as you don't give up, you can win battles that you never thought possible.

I have nothing but complete faith that Congress will pass meaningful gun laws that will save lives -- if we do everything we can to make it happen. When we band together to create change, we can win. And make no mistake, Katie, it's up to us to win this fight.

Let Republicans in Congress know that you're not done fighting for common-sense reforms to reduce gun violence -- and that we won't stop until it's signed into law:

Let's do this,


A recent Reason poll showed the majority of Americans want Congress to stop pushing the gun control issue and move onto other issues.

President Barack Obama has vowed to keep pushing for new gun control measures and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the failed gun vote in the Senate was “just the beginning.” However, the latest Reason-Rupe national poll finds just 33 percent of Americans feel the “Senate should debate and vote on gun control legislation again,” while 62 percent want the Senate to “move on to other issues.”


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