Michael D. Shear
New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Obama is planning a comprehensive effort to pass legislation and use executive orders to prevent gun violence, representatives of about a dozen gun control organizations were told Wednesday at a White House meeting.

“The president and I are determined to take action. This is not an exercise in photo opportunities,” Vice President Joseph R. Biden said as photographers were given a chance to take pictures before the closed-door meeting.

During the two-hour meeting, Mr. Biden and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. vowed to move swiftly…

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