“That doesn’t mean I can’t work on the economy and Covid at the same time,” Biden said on Friday. “But the point is not that I can set the agenda in the Senate, where they will go first.”
Biden has taken a number of executive actions on guns, including attempting to contain “ghost weapons” and publicizing the “model” right-wing flag legislation, but none of the orders went as far as the House legislation he called for.
On Friday, Biden reiterated his call for Congress to step up House action and take action following Thursday’s shots. He explicitly appealed to the Republicans, urging them to take what he again described as the “national embarrassment” of armed violence.
Biden has called on the Senate to pass laws attempting to close the “Charleston Gap,” adding universal background checks, and re-approving the law against violence against women. Biden also renewed his call for a federal offensive weapon ban on Friday.
“Who in God’s name needs a weapon that can last 100 rounds or 40 rounds or 20 rounds? It’s just wrong and I won’t give up until it’s done, ”said Biden.