Joe Biden announces first steps to curb ‘epidemic’ of US gun violence

President condemned gun violence as an ‘international embarrassment’ after series of recent shootings around the US

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Joe Biden, under pressure to act after a slew of mass shootings, has announced his first steps to curb the “epidemic” and “international embarrassment” of gun violence in America.

The president has prioritised the coronavirus pandemic and economic recovery during the first two and half months of his presidency. But a series of recent shooting tragedies in Georgia, Colorado and California led to renewed calls for urgent action on guns.

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