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Biden Renews Call to Ban Assault Weapons, Urges New Storage Laws

  • President says more needs to be done to stem gun violence
  • Protester briefly interrupts Biden’s remarks at White House
Joe Biden speaks on the passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, at the White House, on July 11.
Joe Biden speaks on the passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, at the White House, on July 11.Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

President Joe Biden said Americans are “awash in weapons of war” and called again for Congress to strengthen gun restrictions, including by banning military-style rifles, while lauding a new law that modestly advanced gun safety after a series of mass shootings.   

“If this law had been in place years ago, even this last year, lives would have been saved,” Biden said Monday at the White House.