Pressure builds on Biden to act on guns in wake of Colorado mass shooting

Pressure builds on Biden to act on guns in wake of Colorado mass shooting

(CNN) President Joe Biden 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 will face more pressure now to voice an opinion on the matter after another mass killing in Colorado . Biden’s team has met with gun control advocates over the past two months to discuss potential executive actions and to generate ideas on potential paths forward, according to people familiar with the meetings. Those meetings have been led by Susan Rice, director of the Domestic Policy Council and Cedric Richmond, a senior adviser to Biden and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Richmond, speaking on MSNBC on Tuesday morning, said: "The regular sentiment of hearts and prayers are not enough." "We need action on this in the country," he said, pointing to recently passed legislation in the House."This President has a track record of fighting against the NRA and beating them, and we need to make sure that we have sensible gun regulations in this country to ensure safety. And so we need action, not just words and prayers." 10 dead in shooting at a grocery store in Colorado — less than a week after the spa killings in Atlanta Among the executive actions Biden could advance include requiring background checks on "ghost guns" that don’t have serial numbers or strengthening the federal background check system to alert law enforcement agencies when someone fails a check. Biden […]

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