Biden has called for gun bans after the North Carolina shooting

US President Joe Biden said he and first lady Jill Biden mourned the families of the victims killed in a shooting in North Carolina and renewed calls for the Senate to pass legislation to ban assault weapons.

“Jill and I are grieving with the families in Raleigh, North Carolina, whose loved ones were killed and injured in yet another mass shooting across America,” Biden said in a statement. He was referring to the shooting that left five people dead, including an off-duty police officer, in Raleigh on Thursday. Two other people were injured. The shooter – 15 years old – has been detained. After the shooting, a handgun and a rifle were found in his possession, CNN reported.

“We think of another shaken and devastated community grieving the loss of friends and neighbors, including a police officer,” Biden said. “Enough is enough. We have grieved and prayed with too many families who have had to bear the terrible burden of these mass shootings.” The US president touted his efforts to end gun violence in the country, including signing the most significant gun safety and control legislation in nearly 30 years. “But we must do more. We must pass an assault weapons ban. The American people support this common sense action to remove assault weapons from our streets. House Democrats have already passed it. The Senate must do the same. Send it to the desk me and I’ll sign it,” Biden said.

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