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Democrats push for gun reforms after second high-profile mass shooting in a week

March 23, 2021


President Joe Biden on Tuesday called for a federal assault weapons ban and strengthened background checks for firearms sales in the aftermath of a deadly supermarket shooting in Boulder, Colo. — hoisting the contentious issue of gun reform among the White House’s top legislative priorities.

In remarks delivered from the State Dining Room of the executive mansion, Biden demanded that the Senate quickly take action on two bills passed earlier this month by the House, which would expand background checks and close the so-called “Charleston loophole” for gun sales.

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