Vice President Joe Biden met with members of the entertainment and video game industries on Friday in the latest chapter of his effort to craft recommendations for President Barack Obama on what steps the administration can take to address gun violence. After wrapping up the meetings, Biden raised some eyebrows by tying in gun imagery to his status report.
"We know that there is no silver bullet," he said, admitting that coming to a concrete conclusion on the issue of gun violence was a complex issue.
He then went on to give an update on his recommendations for comprehensive gun violence legislation, which he is expected to present to Obama next week.
"I'm shooting for Tuesday," Biden said. "I hope I get it done by then."
HuffPost's Sam Stein previewed some of those recommendations in a report on Friday:
Multiple sources close to the talks tell The Huffington Post that the vice president will make universal background checks for all gun purchases the "top priority" of his suggestions. The idea has broad support among politicians in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, as well as backing from some traditionally pro-gun rights voices. The clearest sign that background checks will be the centerpiece of the Biden recommendations, however, is that a number of gun control advocacy groups have also deemed it such, as opposed to focusing their efforts on higher-profile measures, such as those that would limit the types of guns available for purchase.
(Watch Biden's comments in the video above)