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Biden Urges Senate To Act On Gun Control On Third Anniversary Of El Paso Shooting

Added 08-03-22 07:26:05pm EST - “On Aug. 3, 2019, a white nationalist? entered a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and opened fire, killing 22 people and injuring 26 others.” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “Biden Urges Senate To Act On Gun Control On Third Anniversary Of El Paso Shooting”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Joe Biden released a statement on Wednesday urging the Senate to take action on gun control, marking the third anniversary of the shooting massacre in El Paso, Texas in 2019.

In a letter, Biden called on Senate Republicans to pass a bill banning assault weapons nationwide and reflected on the hate-fueled shooting at a Walmart that left 22 dead.

“We will never forget the lives lost, or the courage and resilience of those injured and the loved ones they left behind,” Biden wrote. “The House recently passed a bill that would ban the weapons of war like the one the El Paso gunman and so many others have used to take and injure so many innocent lives in a matter of minutes. The Senate needs to act on that critical piece of legislation.”

The assault weapons ban, which passed the House in July, would prohibit the sale of certain high-powered weapons, including rifles, shotguns and pistols, except for specific antique and sporting models.

Republicans have already called the bill “unconstitutional” and a ploy by Democratic lawmakers to confiscate guns.

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