MAYORS MEETING: Cownie Talks Guns In D.C.

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Vice President Joe Biden

The US Conference of Mayors began Thursday in Washington D.C. Among those attending was Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie.

The group will discuss several topics during the three-day meeting.

Vice President Joe Biden met with the group Thursday. He brought up the President’s new proposals to curb gun violence.

“As part of our recommendations to the President, I suggested that the President direct the Attorney General to study that question, should any other people be added to the prohibitive category? Should we look at a variety of categories?” Biden said. “For example right now, certain convicted stalkers can still purchase guns.”

The meeting will run through Saturday, Jan. 19.