Biden calls on Congress to reinstate federal assault weapons ban

Biden called on Congress to reinstate the assault weapons ban, which was passed in 1994 and expired under President George W. Bush in 2004. He also called for expansions on background checks, raising the age limits to purchase semi-automatic rifles and red-flag laws.


Biden added there should be a ban on certain semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines.

Other recommendations from Biden included:

Raising the age to purchase semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21.

Strengthen background checks.

Enact safe storage laws and red-flag laws.

Repeal immunity for gun manufacturers.

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