President Obama and Vice President Biden will keep the gun issue simmering with a meeting today with the families of victims of the Newtown massacre.
Friday is the six-month anniversary of the shootings, and the families are in Washington seeking to relaunch efforts to pass gun control legislation.
Biden has made reviving the legislation his pet project, a possible play to Democratic presidential primary voters who may view him as leading on the issue while Hillary Clinton does speaking engagements. Obama has been less vocal about a second round of gun control, but this time he’s joining in.
Obama and Biden will tell the families that “we will never forget and we will continue to fight alongside them,” according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.