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Biden calls Congress for Ban on assault weapons

By: Eris Lowdermilk

Amidst two shootings within one week, President Biden has made the initiative to renewed his ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. He urges Congress to pass bills that would end loopholes in background checks.

Though the right to bear arms is the Second Amendment of the United States constitution, Biden sees it as an appropriate time for Congress to bring an action against gun violence.

Biden specifically urges the Senate to approve two pieces of legislation that have been passed by the House of Representatives, which are expanding and strengthening background checks on gun buyers.

This entire process is easier said than done.

Updates are to come.

(March 24, 2021). US gun control: Biden calls for a ban on assault weapons. BBC.

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