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Newtown group: Biden offers to speak with families

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published January 12. 2013 1:15PM   Updated January 12. 2013 1:19PM
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Vice President Joe Biden, fourth from right, with Attorney General Eric Holder at his right, speaks during a meeting with victim's groups and gun safety organizations in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Newtown group says Vice President Joe Biden has offered to talk with any families of the school shooting victims who would like to speak with him personally.

Biden is leading an administration review of gun safety laws following last month's massacre of 20 first-graders and six women at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown.

Sandy Hook Promise, which recently changed its name from Newtown United, says in an email to the families that it could arrange a call or put the families in touch directly with Biden's office. Group co-founder Tim Makris said Saturday it passed along the offer as part of its mission to aid the families.

White House officials have said the families will have an opportunity to share their views before President Barack Obama makes any decisions.

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