Vice President Joe Biden is planning a new gun control offensive, one Politico reports he told a group of law enforcement officials he hasn't informed President Obama about yet. Biden told the officials yesterday he is planning trips around the country to stump for the expanded background checks and gun trafficking laws that failed to pass the Senate last month. The vice president rattled off poll numbers for senators the White House and its gun control allies think they can win over, and said he'll lead the effort to tweak legislation to give recalcitrant senators the cover to vote for expanded background checks.
“His candid request was for us to tell him what can be done differently,” said Jon Adler, national president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association. “His sense was not to go back to the drawing board with the same thing that just lost. You bet on a horse and lose, you're not going to bet on the same exact horse in the same race.” Biden agreed with a characterization that the White House and gun control allies failed to properly educate the public about what was in the most recent background check bill that failed in the Senate.