Vice President Biden, assigned to develop a plan to address gun violence, has a string of meetings lined up this week -- including one with the National Rifle Association.
On Wednesday, Biden will meet with victims' groups and gun safety organizations, said White House spokesman Jay Carney.
On Thursday, the vice president will sit down separately with advocates for sportsmen, women, and gun ownership groups -- the latter including the NRA.
NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said the organization received an invitation Friday, and "we are sending a rep to hear what they have to say."
The vice president is also setting up meetings with members of the entertainment and video game industries, as well as conference calls with elected officials from across the country.
President Obama asked Biden to undertake the gun violence review after the Dec. 14 shooting that killed 20 students and six staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Obama has endorsed the idea of a renewed assault weapons ban, better background checks, and restrictions of the size of ammunition clips. He has also said that gun control is not the only response to mass shootings, and that education and mental health issues also have to be addressed.
The NRA and other gun rights group object to new gun control measures, calling them ineffective and unconstitutional. They have proposed increased armed security at the nation's schools.
Biden is expected to make recommendations on the gun issue to Obama later this month.
Carney said Cabinet members are also involved in the gun violence project.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan is scheduled to meet with parent, teacher and education groups, while Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks with mental health and disability advocates.
David Jackson, USA TODAY