Biden urges ban on assault-style weapons and gun age limits

Joe Biden, U.S President

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# 03 June 2022 05:08 (UTC +04:00)

President Joe Biden has said the US should ban assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines to tackle the "carnage" of gun violence, APA reports citing BBC.

In a primetime speech to the nation from the White House, Mr Biden said too many everyday places in America had become killing fields.

He said if Congress cannot outlaw such weapons, it should seek to raise the age to purchase them from 18 to 21.

Mr Biden spoke after a string of mass shootings in the country.

In Thursday evening's remarks from the White House, he also called for expansions of federal background checks and nationwide red flag laws, which allow courts to order weapons to be removed from anyone deemed to be a danger to others or themselves.