WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is asking a team led by Vice President Joe Biden to offer "concrete proposals" to lower gun violence no later than January, in the aftermath of the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.
Obama said he plans to push legislation "without delay" after he receives recommendations from Biden's group.
Obama said the issue is complex but quote, "we have a deep obligation - all of us - to try."
Biden is a longtime gun control advocate and will lead a team that will include members of Obama's administration and outside groups.
The decision comes after Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. Twenty children and six adults were killed at the school by a gunman with a semi-automatic rifle.