Today, President Biden plans to deliver a prime time address on recent mass shootings and urge Congress to pass “commonsense laws” in response, the White House said. The planned 7:30 p.m. Eastern speech follows recent shootings in New York, Texas and Oklahoma and will focus on the need to “combat the epidemic of gun violence that is taking lives every day,” according to the White House.
Post Politics Now: House Judiciary Committee poised to advance emergency gun measures
Meanwhile, the House Judiciary Committee is debating legislation billed as an emergency response to mass shootings, including the school massacre in Uvalde, Tex. The Protecting Our Kids Act, among other things, would raise the purchase age of an assault weapon from 18 to 21 and attempt to crack down on large-capacity magazines and “ghost guns.” It does not include an assault weapons ban. The bill could pass the House as early as next week but is not expected to advance in the Senate.
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