Biden, Law Enforcement Leaders Discuss Gun Violence

Updated: 12/20/2012 8:17 PM By: Kaitlin Stevens

Gun violence was the topic of discussion Thursday when Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and several law enforcement leaders met with Vice President Joe Biden. Their discussions came in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shooting.

According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, the meetings included senior officials from President Obama’s administration as well as members of the President’s cabinet.

Each of the law enforcement leaders who came represent national organizations.

The discussions covered a wide range of topics such as reducing gun violence nationally, assault weapons, closing gun show loopholes, fighting illegal firearms, and additional resources to enforce existing firearms laws, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s office said that Sheriff Stanek raised the issue of untreated mental illness with the Vice President.

After meeting with the Vice President, the law enforcement leaders met with Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Capitol Hill.