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Joe Biden calls Colorado Springs club owners, vows again to push for assault weapons ban

The Colorado Springs suspect allegedly used a semi-automatic weapon similar to an AR-15, the Associated Press reported, citing a law enforcement official.

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“The idea that we are still allowing semi-automatic weapons to be bought is sick, just sick. It has no social redemptive value, zero, none. There’s no reason for it except profit for the gun manufacturers,” Biden said Thursday.

Asked if he would push for an assault weapons ban during the current congressional lame-duck session, he said, “I need to make that assessment and start counting votes.”

Just days after the Colorado Springs murder, a Walmart employee opened fire with a handgun at a store in Chesapeake, Virginia, killing six co-workers before committing suicide.

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According to Gun Violence Archive, there have been more than 600 multiple-victim shootings in the US this year.

Everytown for Gun Safety, which advocates for gun safety measures, is endorsed by Michael Bloomberg, founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP.

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