Biden Calls for Gun-Control Laws in Wake of Shooting in Boulder, Colorado

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President Joe Biden urged lawmakers to pass gun-control measures — including background checks and a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines — a day after a shooting at a Colorado supermarket killed 10 people.

“I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common sense steps that’ll save lives in the future and to urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act,” Biden said Tuesday at the White House.

He said background checks, which have divided Republicans and Democrats, “should not be a partisan issue” and “will save lives.” He said an assault-weapons ban “was law for the longest time and it brought down these mass killings. We should do it again.”

The deadly rampage in Boulder came just days after shootings at three spas in the Atlanta area in which a White man allegedly killed six Asian women and two others. The two episodes have reignited debate around gun control, an issue that has bitterly divided Democrats and Republicans for decades.

Monday’s attack was the seventh mass killing this year in the U.S., according to a database compiled by AP, USA Today and Northeastern University.

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