Vice President Biden's gun violence taskforce will host a slew of gun rights advocates Thursday, pulling groups like the National Rifle Association into the conversation about how to prevent future shootings like the one at the Newtown, Conn. elementary school last month. Biden will also meet with representatives from the entertainment industry. Critics have said cultural influences like violent videogames and movies contribute to gun violence in America.
In addition to those meetings, Attorney General Eric Holder will host firearms retailers at the Justice Department on Thursday.
Via White House pool report, the full schedule of meetings and attendees with Biden's task force Thursday:
11:45 AM: Sportsmen and Women and Wildlife Interest Groups:
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Bull Moose Sportsmen's Alliance Action Fund
Outdoor Industry Association
Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
Wildlife Management Institute
1:45 PM: Gun Owners’ Groups:
Defense Small Arms Advisory Council (DSAAC.)
Firearms Import/Export Roundtable
Independent Firearm Owners Association (IFoA)
National Rifle Association of America
National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Association of Arms Shows
6:00 PM: Representatives from the Entertainment Industry:
Directors Guild of America
Independent Film & Television Alliance
Motion Picture Association of America
National Association of Broadcasters
National Association of Theatre Owners
National Cable and Telecommunications Association
List of attendees at Holder's meeting, via DoJ:
Today, at 3:15, the Attorney General will meet with retailers as part of the ongoing gun violence sessions being held at the White House by Vice President Biden.
Below is a list of the retailers who will be attendance.
Academy Sports + Outdoors
Bass Pro Shops
Big 5 Sporting Goods
Dick's Sporting Goods
National Retail Federation – (awaiting confirmation)
Correction: The White House pool report released an updated list of entertainment industry groups appaearing at the 6 p.m. meeting to correct the name of the Independent Film & Television Alliance.