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Biden condemns US gun violence as 'international embarrassment'

Guardian, 09 Apr 2021
In his first gun control measures since taking office, Joe Biden announced a half-dozen executive actions Thursday aimed at addressing a proliferation of gun violence across the nation that he called an 'epidemic and an international embarrassment'. Greeting the families of gun violence victims and activists in the Rose Garden, Biden thanked them for their presence and continued action. And he assured them: 'We’re absolutely determined to make change.' But the announcement underscores the limitations of Biden's executive power to act on guns, facing an evenly divided Senate, where Republicans remain near-unified against most proposals.
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