Biden Wants Congress To Approve Assault Weapons Law

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( – Following a shooting in Half Moon Bay, Calif., which resulted in several deaths, Biden issued a statement calling for a ban on assault weapons.

In the statement, Biden noted that while they did not have all of the facts regarding that particular shooting yet, it had become clear that both chambers of Congress would need to help in order to combat the rise of gun violence in the US. He then continued by pushing for Congress to pass an Assault Weapons Ban so that he can sign it. He noted this ban would help protect communities within the country and keep people and homes safe.

Half Moon Bay is located 25 miles south of San Francisco. According to The Hill, seven dead people and two injured individuals were found at an agricultural location. An arrest has already been made for a 67-year-old suspect who had in his car a semi-automatic handgun.

President Biden said that he had received a briefing regarding the incident and that the local authorities would have the full cooperation of the federal government throughout the investigation.

He also pushed for the recently proposed bills by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and other Democrats, which would set a federal assault weapons ban and increase the minimum age for the purchase of guns to be passed. They would also raise the minimum age to purchase an assault weapon to 21.

Biden was in the Senate in 1994 when the upper chamber managed to prohibit the sale of assault weapons for 10 years. However, the measure was not passed again in 2004. Throughout his years in office, Biden had repeatedly pushed for a ban.

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