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Despicable: Biden uses Sandy Hook's '20 beautiful babies' in push for gun control

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 10: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden makes brief remarks to the press after a meeting with Cabinet members and sportsmen's, wildlife and gun interest groups at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building January 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama appointed Biden to oversee a task force on gun violence and also was to meet with a representative of National Rifle Association (NRA) in a second day of meetings. Credit: Getty Images

In case you thought there were at least some lows politicians wouldn't stoop to in pushing their agenda, consider this:

Vice President Biden gave an impassioned plea for Congress to double down on new gun-control measures, including an assault weapons ban, by suggesting the laws could have prevented some of the deaths in Newtown, Mass. (sic)

“For all those who say we shouldn’t and can’t ban assault weapons,” Biden said, also mentioning limiting the capacity of ammunition magazines. “How can they say that? Take a look at those 20 beautiful babies.”

Biden's remarks came as he met today in New York City with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and family members of those lost in last December's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.  He went on to say that if the legislation currently being debated in Congress could have saved just one life, it would be worth the new restrictions for gun owners.

“Think about Newtown,” Biden said. “Think about how many of these children or teachers may be alive today had [shooter Adam Lanza] had to reload three times as many times as he did.”

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