Vice President Joe Biden attended a roundtable discussion in the state’s capital this morning with experts who worked on gun safety following the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech. Virginia has an avidly pro-gun tradition, but since the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, state lawmakers have been debating a series of measures to prevent violence, including a renewal of the 1994 assault weapons ban and a limit on high-capacity gun magazines. Gov. Bob McDonnell says a school safety task force to examine state gun safety began meeting earlier this month and told the MorningLine today that suggestions are forthcoming, as recommendations are expected by the end of the month. Meanwhile in D.C they’re gearing up for a vicious battle on Capitol Hill over the proposed gun control measures, including mandated background checks for all firearms sales.