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'We have to act': Biden calls on Congress to move fast on background checks, assault weapon


USA TODAY - WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden called on Congress to "immediately pass" legislation that would close loopholes in gun background checks and ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in his first public remarks after a mass shooting at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, killed 10 people.



"I don't need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common-sense steps that will save the lives in the future and to urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act," Biden said Tuesday, speaking from the White House State Dining Room.



Biden said he and first lady Jill Biden are "devastated" by the shooting, adding that he "just can't imagine how the families are feeling – the victims whose futures were stolen from them."


"As president," he said in remarks lasting six minutes, "I’m going to use all the resources at my disposal to keep the American people safe."....READ MORE



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