President Biden is renewing his call on Congress to ban assault weapons in the wake of the school shooting in Nashville, Tenn., which killed three students and three staff members.
The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said in a statement the shooter was “heavily armed with three guns, two of them assault-type weapons.”
“People say, why do I keep saying this if it’s not happening?” Biden said, referring to his frequent appeal for such a ban. “Because I want you to know who isn’t doing it, who isn’t helping, to put pressure on them.”
The Nashville incident is the latest in 130 mass shooting incidents so far this year, according to data from the national Gun Violence Archive.
South Dakota Sen. John Thune, No. 2 in Senate GOP leadership, told reporters Tuesday it’s “premature” to have discussions on potential legislation in the wake of the attack.
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