Joe Biden visits the Southland
A brief fundraising swing
Vice President Joe Biden will make a brief fundraising swing in Los Angeles today, April 19, attending a pair of private campaign events.
Biden's fundraising efforts for the day begin in Arizona, where he was scheduled to attend a luncheon at a museum in central Phoenix. Afterward, he will fly to Los Angeles and attend two events at private residences.
According to the White House, his first Southland event will be at 4:30 p.m. with another set for 6:15 p.m.
CNN reported that tickets for the second event start at $10,000.
Biden is expected to leave Los Angeles after the second event en route to Santa Barbara, where he will spend the night and attend another fundraiser Friday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate’s top Democrat said Tuesday he will force a vote this week on whether to open debate on tougher gun laws, increasing pressure on legislators from both parties negotiating a possible compromise on a package that some Republicans have threatened to filibuster.
The President Barack Obama on Thursday held an event in the East Room where he stood with mothers who are urging Congress to take action on “common-sense” measures to protect children from gun violence. The president was joined by Vice President Joe Biden, law enforcement officials, victims of gun violence, and other stakeholders.
“Sales are through the roof,” said David Spillwell, an employee with The Gun Shop in Lancaster. “When Obama was re-elected on his anti-gun agenda, people seemed to go into a sort of panic. This happened when he was first elected—all the anti-gun talk—but it was nothing like it is now.
We can’t keep adequate supply, sales have been so good.”
What has the president wrought?
The spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. hung appropriately—and perhaps approvingly—over the second inauguration of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States.
President Obama on Wednesday formally proposed new gun-control policies and initiated 23 separate executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence. The Obama administration can implement about half of the proposals, but the rest will require congressional approval.
Obama called on Congress to swiftly pass legislation to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines for civilian use and to require universal background checks for all gun buyers.