Biden to Promote Assault-Rifle Ban During Lame-Duck Session

President Joe Biden said Thursday he would prioritize legislation banning assault rifles during the House chamber’s lame-duck period prior to the Christmas break — and also before a new Republican-controlled Congress convenes on Jan. 3.

While speaking to reporters on Thanksgiving morning, Biden emphasized the need for an assault-rifle ban, coming off three recent mass shootings in various parts of the United States.

During his media session, Biden characterized it as “ridiculous” that red flag laws were not being enforced throughout the country, although it remains unknown if the three suspected shooters from this week previously had conduct that would have qualified for a “red flag” warning.

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