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Biden to renew push for weapons ban after spate of mass shootings

Washington, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) President Joe Biden said on Thursday he would make a renewed effort to enact a ban on assault-style rifles following a wave of mass shootings that have again put a spotlight on the nation´s gun laws.

In a brief meeting with reporters, Biden said it was “ridiculous” that red flag laws, in which law enforcement officers can seize firearms from people deemed a threat, would not be enforced nationwide.

He assured, he will “try to get rid of assault weapons,” but it will depend on whether he gets the votes in Congress to pass a bill.

Biden urged for controlling weapon purchase and sale of weapons, and past June he signed the bipartisan bill for weapon regulation, but its approval will be facing up a Republican leadership in the House for next year and a small Democratic majority in the Senate.

Several mass shootings popped up this week in separate states across the country.

On Saturday, a gunman killed five people and injured more than two dozen others at Club Q, a LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs. Patrons prevented more deaths by confronting and disarming the suspect, identified by officials as Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22. The weapon used was in the style of a Colt AR-15, according to Colorado Springs Police Chief Adrian Vasquez.

On Tuesday, a Walmart manager shot his co-workers at a Virginia store, killing six people.