By Geneva Sands - 01/24/13 06:08 PM EST
Vice President Biden will join a Google Plus Hangout on Thursday at 1:45 p.m. to discuss the White House's policy recommendations for increased gun control.
The president and vice president unveiled a set of proposals earlier this month, including bans on certain weapons and magazines, requiring criminal background checks on all gun sales, and implementing stronger mental health care.
They also announced a set of 23 “executive actions” that the White House said could be put into place immediately.
"[I] have no illusions about what we’re up against or how hard the task is in front of us. But I also have never seen the nation’s conscience so shaken by what happened at Sandy Hook. The world has changed, and it’s demanding action," said Biden during the White House announcement.
Biden is scheduled to travel to Richmond, Va., on Friday to hold a roundtable discussion and deliver remarks on gun safety, alongside 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.