Biden pushes House-passed gun reforms after Boulder grocery store shooting

Biden pushes House-passed gun reforms after Boulder grocery store shooting

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Tuesday he would do everything in his power to keep Americans safe following the latest mass shooting in Colorado and pushed a pair of House-passed gun reforms, including a universal background checks measure and an assault weapons ban. Biden, after acknowledging there were still outstanding details to be learned about Monday’s massacre, insisted that enough was known to make an ardent call for new gun control. "I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common-sense steps that will save lives in the future," he said in remarks from the White House. He listed a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, as well as strengthening the background check system by closing loopholes, as areas he would like to see Congress act. In a press conference on Tuesday, March 23, authorities in Boulder, Colorado, identified the 10 victims and the suspect in deadly shooting the day before at King Soopers grocery store. The President had made no mention of gun control in the aftermath of last week’s shootings in Atlanta — including during remarks after visiting the city — but he faced increasing pressure to voice an opinion on the matter after another mass killing in Colorado. Earlier Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris called the shooting "absolutely tragic," but ignored a question about the future of gun control during a swearing-in ceremony for William Burns as CIA director. As the nation’s posture on guns has evolved, Biden has been […]

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