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Vice President Biden Brings His Push For Stricter Gun Laws To Philadelphia

(Left to right) Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, Vice President Joe Biden, and Mayor Michael Nutter push for tougher gun control measures during a roundtable discussion at Girard College. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

(Left to right) Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, Vice President Joe Biden, and Mayor Michael Nutter push for tougher gun control measures during a roundtable discussion at Girard College. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

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By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Vice President Joe Biden brought his push for tougher gun laws to Philadelphia’s Girard College on Monday.

Vice President Biden met with members of the local Congressional delegation and law enforcement to keep the spotlight on the Obama administration’s proposals, including universal background checks, banning assault weapons and banning high-capacity magazines.

Biden said it’s not about watering down the second amendment.

“No one who legitimately owns a gun has any worry about their constitutional rights being violated,” the vice president said, “None.”

Biden was joined by Mayor Michael Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey.

“We have our own version of the Sandy Hooks and Columbines and Aurora, Colorados almost every day on the streets of not only Philadelphia, but cities across the country,” Ramsey said. “It has to stop.”

The Obama administration is pushing for new gun-control measures in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

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