Biden pushes for a ban on ‘assault weapons’ after Juvenile allegesly kills 5 with a shotgun

After five victims were killed by an attacker who allegedly had a shotgun, President Joe Biden called for an “assault weapon” ban.

Five people were shot to death by a 15 year-old boy, Breitbart News reported.

One of the victims was a 0ff-duty officer in police.

Following a shooting in Raleigh (North Carolina), Thursday, October 13, 2022, law enforcement stood at Abington Lane’s entrance to Neuse river Greenway Trail Parking. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP).

A few hours later, the juvenile was taken into custody. The juvenile sustained injuries and was admitted to hospital. New information was provided about the cause of his wounds.

President Joe Biden in Portland, Oregon, Saturday, October 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Spectrum Local News reported 911 calls about the attack. It noted that “callers describe an unidentified young man wearing camouflage and carrying a shotgun.”

After a shooting at Hedingham Golf Club in Raleigh on Thursday night that left five people dead, the Hedingham, American, and Hedingham flags were flown at half-staff. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)

Biden responded to the attack with a statement where he called for an “assault weapons ban”

The statement

Partly, he said, “For both the lives lost and the lives that can be saved, I took historic actions to stop gun violence in this country, including signing the largest gun safety law in almost 30 years. But we must do more. We must pass an assault weapons ban. American citizens support commonsense action to remove weapons of war from our streets. It has been passed by the House Democrats. It should be passed by the Senate. It can be sent to me and I will sign it.

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