Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Richmond this Friday to discuss gun violence in an event with Sen. Tim Kaine.
The White House released the news this afternoon but provided few details about the exact time of the event or where it will take place.
Biden chaired President Obama's task force on gun violence in the wake of the Newtown school shooting and offered up a long list of potential legislative changes to curb access to firearms. The Petersburg Police Chief, John I. Dixon served on the task force.
We'll update you when we learn more information.
Biden will appear at a round table discussion at VCU's University Student Commons at 11am on Friday. The event is not open to the public.
In addition to Sen. Kaine, Rep. Bobby Scott and several Obama administration officials will take part in the discussion.
The details provided by the White House can be found below:
Vice President Biden to Travel to Richmond to Discuss Gun Safety
WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, January 25, 2013, Vice President Biden, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Deputy U.S. Attorney General Jim Cole, and other Administration officials will travel to Richmond, Virginia, to hold a roundtable discussion on the Administration’s efforts to reduce gun violence. Senator Tim Kaine and Congressman Bobby Scott will also attend. The roundtable discussion will include experts who have worked on gun safety issues in the wake of the Virginia Tech shooting.
The Vice President and other officials will deliver remarks at the conclusion of the roundtable. These remarks are pooled for television and open to correspondents and still photographers, but space is limited.
Who: Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Deputy U.S. Attorney General Jim Cole, Senator Tim Kaine, Congressman Bobby Scott, and other Administration officials.
When: Friday, January 25, 2013
Where: Virginia Commonwealth University, University Student Commons