Vice President Joe Biden journeyed yesterday to Connecticut, 12 miles from where an elementary school became a scene of a slaughter in December, to make a fiery plea for Congress to toughen the nation’s gun laws, the Washington Post reports. Saying there is “a moral price to be paid for inaction,” Biden sought to publicly shame lawmakers who are hesitant about voting for President Obama's gun-control agenda, saying, “If you’re concerned about your political survival, you should be concerned about the survival of our children. And guess what? I believe the price to be paid politically should go to those who refuse to act."
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