Biden calls for assault weapon ban after Colorado shooting
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President Joe Biden has called for the United States to ban assault weapons, as he urged Congress to act on gun control in the wake of a deadly mass shooting in Colorado.
US President Joe Biden called for the country to ban assault weapons saying a previous ban brought down mass killings when he was a senator. A 21-year-old man was charged with the mass killing of 10 people in a grocery store in Colorado. Biden said last month he wanted Congress to go further and pass laws that would require background checks on all gun sales. President Joe Biden called on Tuesday for the United States to ban assault weapons, as he urged Congress to act on gun control in the wake of a deadly mass shooting in Colorado. "I don't need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common sense steps that will save lives in the future - and to urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act," Biden said in an address from the White House. "We can ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines in this country once again," said Biden, recalling that…