Biden calls on Senate to act on background checks after mass shooting in Colorado

Joe Biden smiling with Everytown for Gun Safety in background
Joe Biden by Gage Skidmore CC BY-SA 2.0 Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden speaking with attendees at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum hosted by Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate to immediately pass legislation to close loopholes on background checks for guns and to ban assault weapons, following a mass shooting that killed 10 at a Colorado supermarket.