President Biden Urges 'Immediate' Action On Gun Reform
He also urged the Senate to pass two bills that would close background check loopholes.
President Biden is calling on Congress to take immediate action to prevent gun violence after the mass shooting in Boulder.
"I don't need to wait another minute, let alone an hour to take common-sense steps to save the lives in the future and to urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act. We can ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this country," he said. "I got that done when I was a senator. It passed, it was law for the longest time and it brought down these mass killings. We should do it again."
He also urged the Senate to pass two bills that would close background check loopholes. They passed the house with some GOP support two weeks ago.
Majority Leader Chuck Schumer had already pledged to bring the bills up for a vote but they do not appear to have enough bipartisan support to pass.
Philadelphia Police Identify 'Boy In The Box' Found Dead 65 Years Ago
Philadelphia police identified Joseph Augustus Zarelli as the homicide victim in its oldest cold case, dating back to 1957.By Matt Rourke / AP
Law Enforcement Seized Guns In Club Q Suspect’s 2021 Criminal Case
Law enforcement officials confiscated two firearms from the accused Club Q mass shooter in 2021, during a separate case.By Thomas Peipert /AP
'Don't Say Gay' Florida Lawmaker Indicted On Fraud Charges
Florida Rep. Joe Harding is being charged with two counts of wire fraud, two counts of money laundering and two counts of making false statements.By Phelan M. Ebenhack / AP
There Are Still Detained Americans In Russia After Griner's Release
Anne Fogel’s brother Marc and another American Paul Whelan weren’t part of the exchange — a huge blow to their families.By Anne Fogel / Newsy
Another American, Marc Fogel, Is Detained In Russia Over Marijuana
Newsy's Maritsa Georgiou talks with the family of a Russian prisoner who they want designated as "wrongfully detained" by the Biden administration.By Anne Fogel
Vladimir Putin Says Ukraine Fight Is Taking Longer Than Expected
Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated his claim that he had to send troops into Ukraine nine months ago.By Kremlin / AP