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Obama Calls On Congress To Reinstate Assault Weapons Ban

June 14, 2016

President Obama called on Congress today to reinstate the Federal Assault Weapons ban as well as other gun control legislation in the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack.


The president laid out a number of possible measures that he thinks will reduce gun violence and deter other people from committing terrorist attacks. He told Congress multiple steps he wants taken in light of the attacks.

He wants a reinstatement of the Federal Weapons Assault ban from between 1994 and 2004 that prevented people from owning an assault weapon.

“People with possible ties to terrorism who are not allowed on a plane shouldn’t be allowed to buy a gun,” Obama said, referring to “No Fly, No Buy.” Obama said he wants it to be more difficult for potential terrorists to get assault weapons in their hands.

“Otherwise, despite extraordinary efforts, despite all the sacrifices that folks make, these kinds of events are going to keep on happening,” Obama said. “And the weapons are only going to get more powerful.”