US President Joe Biden speaks at the 10th annual national vigil for all victims of gun violence at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: Bloomberg
US President Joe Biden speaks at the 10th annual national vigil for all victims of gun violence at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: Bloomberg

Biden pushes for ban on assault weapons at vigil for US mass shooting victims

  • Biden is hoping to exert greater pressure on lawmakers to pass legislation before his party loses control of Congress next month
  • The vigil memorialised the 10th anniversary of the December 14 Sandy Hook junior school shooting that killed 26 people

US President Joe Biden speaks at the 10th annual national vigil for all victims of gun violence at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: Bloomberg
US President Joe Biden speaks at the 10th annual national vigil for all victims of gun violence at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: Bloomberg