Biden tells mayors he has 'no illusions' about gun-control fight

Biden, headlining the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., spoke of the Newtown, Conn., massacre as the clarion call for the administration’s proposals.

“Newtown ... affected the public psyche in a way I’ve never seen before,” Biden said. “The image of first-graders not just shot but riddled with bullets ... we have an obligation to respond intelligently to that crisis.”

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