Latest US mass shooting puts pressure on Biden to secure new gun laws

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The second deadly US mass shooting in a week is putting new pressure on President Joe Biden to deliver on the gun control promises he made as a candidate.
"I've beaten the National Rifle Association nationally twice, passed meaningful gun legislation at the federal level, and I'll do it again," Biden said last year at one of several campaign events focused on the issue, referring to the influential gun rights group closely aligned with Republicans.

"As president, I promise you I will get these weapons of war off the street again," Biden added, referring to a national ban on assault-style weapons that lapsed in 2004.

The numerous US mass shootings have failed to prompt lawmakers to pass gun control legislation, thanks in large part to opposition from congressional Republicans and the NRA. The right to bear arms is enshrined in the US…
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