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Biden Voices Support For Assault Weapons Ban During Lame-Duck Congress

Added 11-24-22 12:54:03pm EST - “The president said he'd "start counting votes" on the heels of two deadly mass shootings around the country this week.” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “Biden Voices Support For Assault Weapons Ban During Lame-Duck Congress”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Joe Biden said Thursday that he was open to a last-ditch effort to ban assault-style weapons as the 117th Congress winds down and Republicans prepare to take over control of the House in January.

With Democrats controlling both chambers of Congress for just a few more weeks, Biden said he would “start counting votes” to see how much support there might be for such legislation.

“I’m going to try to get rid of assault weapons,” he told reporters during a Thanksgiving Day visit to Nantucket Island off the coast of Massachusetts.

In less than one week, two major mass shootings claimed the lives of at least five people at a Colorado nightclub and at least six people at a Virginia Walmart, renewing once more the national debate over how to stop these horrific killings. Authorities say the Colorado suspect had both an AR-style rifle and a handgun, and the Virginia suspect, now deceased, used a handgun.

Assault-style weapons are frequently seen in the deadliest mass shooting rampages, including both the Uvalde school shooting and the Buffalo supermarket shooting that attracted national and international attention this year.

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