United States President, Joe Biden has said he is determined to ban assault weapons in the country.
He spoke in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.
In an emotional laden speech, Biden lamented that news of kids being gunned down in schools, in their neigbourhood and others were common.
He said his safer American plan would strengthen public safety by investing in effective community policing.
The president said earlier this summer, he signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law, which many people supported.
“Folks turn on the news and see kids being gunned down in schools, their neighbor losing loved ones to fentanyl, and violence walking our streets. Families want to feel safe again.
“My Safer America Plan will strengthen public safety by investing in effective community policing.
“Earlier this summer, I signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law. Law enforcement supported it. Teachers supported it.
“Victims supported it. Young people supported it. The NRA and the vast majority of Congressional Republicans voted against it.
“I am determined to ban assault weapons in this country. I did it once before, and we will do it again,” he said.