McConnell says gun control debate timetable is optimistic

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by WHAS11

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Posted on January 6, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 7 at 1:01 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting has pushed the gun control debate in this country to the forefront.

Vice president Joe Biden is now heading up a presidential task force on how to curb gun violence.

The task force is expected to make recommendations in the next couple of weeks and some believe Congress could begin debating gun control legislation before the end of the month.

Speaking on Sunday’s telecast of ABC’s “This Week,” Senator Mitch McConnell said that timetable is a bit optimistic.

He says the number one issue at hand right now is the national debt.

“But the biggest problem we have at the moment is spending and debut. That’s going to dominate the Congress between now and the end of March. None of these issues, I think, will have the kind of priority that spending and debt are going to have over the next two or three months,” McConnell said.

McConnell says on the hot button issue of gun control, he’ll have to hear what Biden’s group recommends.

Only then will Congress be able to decide what changes, if any, are appropriate.
 

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