Biden to Host Google ‘Fireside Hangout’ on Gun Violence

Jan 23, 2013 3:22pm
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Vice President Joe Biden will hold a modern-day version of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “fireside chat” Thursday when he participates in a Google+ Hangout on gun violence.

In what Google is calling a “Fireside Hangout,” the vice president will take part in a 30-minute online meeting starting at 1:45 p.m. ET on Thursday to discuss the administration’s recommendations on curbing gun violence.

The vice president will be joined in the hangout by Guy Kawasaki, Phil DeFranco, and “PBS NewsHour’s” Hari Sreenivasan, who will moderate the event.

Biden will sell the White House’s gun policy agenda Friday when he travels to Richmond, Va., with other administration officials and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., to talk about the administration’s proposals to curb gun violence

Last week, President Obama announced his gun policy agenda, for which the vice president provided recommendations as he spearheaded the gun violence task force in the wake of the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

This post was updated.

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