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Biden Takes Aim At Gun Manufacturers

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 27: US Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

(Washington, DC) — President Biden is going after gun manufacturers. Today at the White House, Biden said he’s implementing a series of executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence. He also called for ending liability protections for gun manufacturers, saying it would lead to a “come to the Lord” moment. He also asked Congress to ban assault weapons, require background checks for guns bought at gun shows, close loopholes, and reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. Presidents are limited in what they can do on gun violence without broader action by the House and Senate. Senators will soon take up House-passed legislation expanding background checks, but it faces a rough road in the tightly-divided Senate.

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