Biden rails in opposition t entry to assault weapons after fresh spate of shootings - CNN

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President Joe Biden talked about Thursday that he would work with Congress to "try to do away with assault weapons" after a fresh spate of shootings within the US.

"The concept (that) we nevertheless enable semiautomatic weapons to be bought is unwell, it's simply ill. It has no social redeeming price, zero, none. not a single, solitary purpose for it," Biden told journalists all through a brief gaggle outside the Nantucket fire department in Massachusetts, where he greeted first responders.

asked no matter if he would try to take motion on guns, the president noted, "I'm going to try. I'm going to try to put off assault weapons." When pressed on even if he would are trying to accomplish that all through the lame duck session, he noted, "I'm going to do it every time – I've bought to make that evaluation as quickly as I get in and start counting the votes."

A fresh taking pictures at an LGBTQ membership in Colorado Springs, Colorado, worried an assault-trend weapon and a handgun, whereas officials stated the shooter at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, earlier this turned into week was armed with a handgun and dissimilar magazines.

Congress returns next week with a jam-packed to-do record in the lame duck session, focused primarily on the ought to-flow govt funding bill, as well as other priorities. however any action on gun legislations – mainly the assault weapons ban Biden has time and again known as for – does not have the votes to move. And the reality of a divided Congress in next yr's session makes it extremely not likely that anything will move over the next two years.

The president additionally pointed out he has "not at once engaged" with stakeholders as railway and labor negotiators barrel toward a possible strike forward of a critical December deadline.

"i will't (remark) because it's the core of negotiations nonetheless. My crew has been in contact with all of the parties… and that i have – I have not directly engaged yet because they're nevertheless speaking," Biden spoke of.

Biden doesn't have the authority at this aspect in the technique to unilaterally order the railroad employees to live on the job, as he did for a possible freight railroad strike in July, and he would deserve to approve of any congressional action for it to take impact.

And as Ukraine grapples with damages to its vital infrastructure after Russian strikes, Biden mentioned it become "no time to walk far from Ukraine" as he touted a contemporary extra $four hundred million drawdown announced past this week. The White apartment has also requested Congress for $37.7 billion in supplemental funding for Ukraine.

"We had lots of talk in the closing election about even if the other group goes to continue to guide Ukraine. I nevertheless trust there's sufficient aid that we will continue," he noted.

He later brought that oil expense cap talks are "in play."

Biden arrived on the Nantucket fire department on Thursday morning and greeted a group of firefighters and others assembled outside, a visit that came moments after he known as into the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and referred to he become thankful for first responders this 12 months. Biden shook palms and posed for pictures and changed into bestowed with a black Nantucket fire branch baseball cap, which he wore all over his impromptu gaggle.

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