“I’m going to try to get rid of assault weapons,” Biden told reporters during a visit to firefighters in Nantucket, Massachusetts, on Thursday.
The new Chinese news agency (Xinhua) reported that these statements came in the wake of two high-profile mass shootings within a few days.
In a shooting at a Colorado Springs nightclub over the weekend, a gunman wielded an AR-15 rifle, killing five people and wounding 19 others.
“I’m sick and tired of these shootings,” the president said Thursday.
“We must have stricter gun laws.”
However, the chance of an assault weapons ban passing through the US Congress is almost impossible in the near future.
Republicans will take control of the House of Representatives in the coming period and are likely to oppose legislation to limit gun rights.
The United States has suffered more than 600 mass shootings so far this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive.
Last year, the country saw a staggering 690 mass shootings, up from 610 in 2020 and 417 in 2019.
Disclaimer: This story is automatically compiled by a computer program and was not created or edited by FreshersLIVE.publisher : IANS-Media