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Biden renews call for assault weapons ban after Raleigh shootings

"Enough... We’ve grieved and prayed with too many families who have had to bear the terrible burden of these mass shootings."

Published: October 14, 2022 5:25pm

Updated: October 14, 2022 5:39pm

President Joe Biden on Friday renewed his call for a nationwide assault weapons ban in the aftermath of a shooting in Raleigh, N.C., that left at least five dead.

"Enough... We’ve grieved and prayed with too many families who have had to bear the terrible burden of these mass shootings," Biden said, according to the Washington Times. He further called on Congress to "get weapons of war off our streets."

A suspect, described as juvenile white male, went on a rampage Thursday night in a Raleigh neighborhood. Authorities took him into custody on Thursday evening. The motive remains unknown and authorities have not yet identified the type of weapon used in the incident.

The House of Representatives passed an assault weapons ban in July, but it stalled in the Senate. The measure would prohibit the purchase, manufacture, or transfer of certain semi-automatic weapons with detachable magazines and a host of other, largely external features.

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