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Harris calls for tighter gun restrictions ‘to end this horror’

by Lexi Lonas The Hill

Vice President Harris is renewing her call for stricter gun control in the wake of a deadly mass shooting on the Fourth of July in Highland Park, Ill.

“As we all know, yesterday should have been a day to come together with family and friends to celebrate our nation’s independence. And instead, that community suffered a violent tragedy. Children, parents, grandparents — victims to a senseless act of gun violence,” the vice president said Tuesday at the National Education Association’s annual meeting in Chicago, just miles away from Highland Park.

“We need to end this horror. We need to stop this violence,” Harris said, calling for an “assault weapons ban.”

“So, let’s talk about what an assault weapon is designed to do. An assault weapon is designed to kill a lot of human beings quickly. There is no reason that we have weapons of war on the streets of America. We need reasonable gun safety laws,” she added.

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