President Joe Biden again called on federal lawmakers to pass a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, his latest plea in recent weeks as the US has experienced a steady and shocking spate of gun violence.
“Gun violence has become an epidemic in America,” Biden said during his first address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday night.
He also called on Congress to close the “boyfriend” loophole “to keep guns out of the hands of abusers,” saying that more than 50 women are shot and killed by an intimate partner each month. “Let’s pass it and save some lives,” he said.
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