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Biden recruits ex-military for gun-control push

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(THE HILL) Vice President Biden met with a group of retired military officials at the White House on Tuesday in a strategy session centered on how to effectively engage the public in the administration’s push for gun control.

Retired Army Brig. Gen. Stephen Xenakis, a former Army physician, said Biden will look to rally the public behind requiring background checks on private gun sales, limiting the number of bullets a firearm’s magazine can hold, and banning future sales of assault-style weapons. If there’s enough pressure, the White House hopes Congress may take action on at least some of the proposals.

In an interview with The Hill, Xenakis said he and some of the other retired military officials may at times join Biden and other lawmakers in making that pitch to the public.


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