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Ramsey summoned to Washington to talk guns

POLICE COMMISSIONER Charles Ramsey will travel to Washington, D.C., Thursday to take part in a discussion about gun violence with Vice President Joe Biden and other law-enforcement leadership in response to the Newtown, Conn., school shootings.

Vice President Biden gestures toward Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, who introduced him as "a true friend of law enforcement" during an event in 2011. Before speaking, Biden met privately with police officials from throughout the area. (Charles Fox / Staff Photographer)
Vice President Biden gestures toward Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, who introduced him as "a true friend of law enforcement" during an event in 2011. Before speaking, Biden met privately with police officials from throughout the area. (Charles Fox / Staff Photographer)Read more

POLICE COMMISSIONER Charles Ramsey will travel to Washington, D.C., Thursday to take part in a discussion about gun violence with Vice President Joe Biden and other law-enforcement leadership in response to the Newtown, Conn., school shootings.

Ramsey heads the Major Cities Chiefs Association and the Police Executive Research Forum, a Washington-based think tank.

"This happened rather suddenly," Ramsey said. "The email came in late [Tuesday], so I had to juggle some things on my calendar to be able to go tomorrow."

He added that he's unsure whether the meeting will become a longer-term commitment, but said that he's more than willing to make the time.

"It's an important issue of national significance," Ramsey said. "I want to make whatever contribution I can."

"We're very pleased and we're very honored that [Ramsey] is a part of this effort," Mayor Nutter said. " He's well respected by his colleagues [and] will bring good information and good support to this effort."

- Staff writer Jan Ransom contributed to this report

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