‘Everyday places have become killing fields’: Biden calls for ban on assault weapons and gun purchase age to be raised to 21

US President Joe Biden has called for Congress to ban assault weapons, expand background checks and bring in a number of other gun control measures.

Speaking from the White House after a number of recent mass shootings, Mr Biden asked how many more deaths would be needed to force change.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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