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Biden: I’m determined to ban semi-automatic weapons again

Guns are the number one killer of children in the US. More children are killed by guns than traffic accidents and cancer, Biden said.

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US President Joe Biden has stated that he is determined to ban semi-automatic weapons after the recent increase in gun violence in the country, Anadolu Agency (AA) reports.

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Biden attended an event held at the White House regarding the Gun Regulation Act, which was passed by Congress after 30 years.

–  Guns are the number one killer of children in the US. More children are killed by guns than car accidents and cancer. In the last 20 years, the number of high school children killed as a result of an armed attack is greater than the number of policemen and soldiers killed on duty – said Biden.

The US President pointed out that gun sales measures should be expanded accordingly and that guns should not be sold to people with a record of domestic violence and said that guns should only be sold to people who can keep their guns in a safe place.

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Reiterating that armed attacks must stop and that during the period of validity of the law banning semi-automatic weapons, the number of armed attacks decreased significantly, Biden added:

–  I am determined to ban semi-automatic weapons again.

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