(KCEN) -- Vice President Joe Biden's gun violence listening sessions fired off today.
Today Biden begun a series of meetings he hopes will develop new policies on gun control.
He met with victims groups and gun safety advocates. Among those present were survivors of the Virginia Tech shooting.
Biden vowed the President is determined to take, "immediate" action to reduce gun violence.
Spurred on by the Newtown Elementary School massacre, President Obama tasked Biden with meeting with a variety of groups and passing along recommendations.
Tomorrow the Vice President will meet with gun advocacy groups, including the National Rifle Association.
The White House has made a deadline for the end of this month to come up with tangible steps it hopes to propose and get passed through Congress.