President Joe Biden criticized Congress Thursday for praying in reaction to mass shootings, and demanded they pass more gun control laws.
“They’ve offered plenty of thoughts and prayers, members of Congress, but they’ve passed not a single new federal law to reduce gun violence,” Biden said. “Enough prayers, time for some action.”
Biden detailed proposed gun control bills during an appearance in the Rose Garden of the White House, after announcing limited executive actions on gun control.
He detailed gun control measures passed by House Democrats including a bill to mandate universal background checks to purchase a gun.
The president also hearkened back to a former ban on “assault rifles,” asking Congress to pass another ban.
“I know this has been a hobby horse of mine for a long time,” he said. “Got it done once. We should also ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this