President Obama will tap Vice President Biden to lead an administration-wide effort looking at gun control and other measures in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting last week.
The move, to be announced shortly before noon on Wednesday, marks the first concrete step by the White House toward possibly crafting new firearms restrictions. Aides told Fox News that the president is not expected to announce any major policy decisions on Wednesday. Rather, he will outline the process for pursuing changes.
Obama is promising to do something, “sometime next year”. The good news is that, if past performance is any indicator, “sometime next year” means “never”.