Joe Biden Calls Q Club Owners; reaffirms the ban on assault weapons

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The Colorado Springs suspect is believed to be using a semi-automatic weapon similar to an AR-15, the Associated Press reported, citing a law enforcement official.

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“The idea that we still allow the purchase of semi-automatic weapons is sick, just sick. It has no social redemption value, zero, none. There is no single reason for this other than profit for the gun manufacturers,” Biden said Thursday.

Asked whether he would push for an assault weapons ban in the current lame-duck session of Congress, he said: “I have to make that assessment and start counting the votes.”

Days after the Colorado Springs murder, a Walmart employee opened fire at a store in Chesapeake, Virginia, killing six co-workers and taking his own life.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been more than 600 mass shootings in the United States this year.

Everytown for Gun Safety, which advocates for gun safety measures, is backed by Michael Bloomberg, founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP.

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