The president of United States, Joe Bidenurged Congress on Tuesday to pass a bill that would toughen access to assault rifles, a request that comes hours after two deadly shootings in California.
A group of senators reintroduced legislation Monday on assault rifles. This text contemplates raising the minimum age to buy this type of weapons.
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“We know that the scourge of gun violence in USA calls for stronger measures. Once again, I urge both houses of Congress to act quickly (…) and take action to keep America’s communities, schools, workplaces and homes safe.” said Biden it’s a statement.
California authorities arrested the suspect Tuesday in a shooting that killed seven people in a rural community in northern California.. Just 48 hours earlier, another man had opened fire at a Lunar New Year celebration near Los Angeles, killing 11 people.
The law banning assault rifles expired in 2004 and has not been renewed by Congress for lack of bipartisan agreement, even though the country has suffered repeated mass shootings.
Many Republicans oppose the ban, citing the constitutional right to own guns.