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              Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the media after eating lunch with middle class tax-payers, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at the Metro 29 diner in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Biden claims ‘plenty of time’ for gun control discussion during Capitol visit

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden signaled Tuesday that the Obama administration is in no hurry to publicize specifics on its gun control plans.

Biden responded to a shouted question from The Daily Caller about the administration’s apparent plan to push for new gun control after last week’s massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.

Asked by TheDC in the hallways of the Capitol about what gun control measures he wants to push, Biden replied, “We’ve got plenty of time to talk about that,” before dashing away.

It has been reported that President Obama has asked Biden, in the aftermath of the shooting, to lead an effort to come up with a list of gun control policies for the administration to push.

Biden was at the Capitol on Tuesday for the swearing in of Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy as Senate pro tempore following the Monday death of Hawaii Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, who had served in the position.

The vice president’s visit to the Capitol was last minute. An aide to Biden was overheard in the Capitol reminding reporters that today is the 40th anniversary of the tragic car accident that killed his wife and daughter in 1972. Biden had planned to be home in Wilmington, Delaware, according to the White House.

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