Biden Seeks Assault Weapons Ban and Background Checks

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The mass shootings in Atlanta, Georgia and Boulder, Colorado President Joe Biden has proposed a ban on assault weapons, high capacity magazines and an expansion of background checks for gun sales. It's an issue that Biden has been forced to deal with throughout his political career, most notably when he was vice president after the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. 26 people, including 20 Children were killed. Even then, a proposed bill on gun control failed to get bipartisan support. Now Biden is once again calling for action as president. But he faces a divided Senate, where Democrats on Lee hold a slim majority.

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