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Joe Biden calls for assault weapons to be banned in a speech to the nation

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, called this Thursday in an address to the nation that assault weapons and high-capacity chargers be banned.

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“And if we can’t ban assault weapons, we should raise the age to buy them from 18 to 21,” the President of the United States Joe Biden said.

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, called this Thursday in an address to the nation that assault weapons and high-capacity chargers be banned.

“We need to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. And if we can’t ban assault weapons, we should raise the age to buy them from 18 to 21,” Biden said in a speech delivered as the country is still traumatized by the massacre that occurred on May 24 at the Uvalde (Texas) school, in which 19 girls, boys and two teachers were murdered.

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In a speech of nearly 20 minutes in which he repeated over and over again “enough is enough”, Biden launched a series of requests to the legislative caucuses to take concrete measures to control weapons in the country, after the recent shootings. Specifically, he requested that the background check of potential buyers be strengthened, that the law be applied to guarantee the safe storage of weapons, and that the immunity that protects weapons manufacturers be repealed.

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How much more carnage are we willing to accept? How many more innocent American lives must be taken before we say enough is enough?” he stressed in a speech that, at times, became emotional.

According to Biden, the survivors of the massacres have a message for the political class: “Do something, just do something, for God’s sake, do something, because after Columbine, after Sandy Hook, after Charleston, after Orlando, after Las Vegas (…) nothing has been done,” Biden claimed in reference to the main massacres that have hit the country in recent years.

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Standing at the end of a red carpet and an aisle made up of 56 candles lit to represent the shooting victims of the US states and territories, Biden insisted that the second amendment to the US Constitution, on the right to possess weapons, “like all other rights, it is not absolute”.

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“This is not about taking away anyone’s rights. This is about protecting children, protecting families. This is about protecting entire communities. This is about protecting our freedom to go to school, to go to a grocery store, to a church” without being shot to death, Biden argued.

Earlier, on 25 May, an elementary school, Robb Elementary school Shooting in Texas was targeted with an assault rifle. During the incident 21 including 18 children were killed. Salvador Ramos is suspected of this children’s massacre, at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Police arrested the suspect the very same day.

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