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Biden Pushes ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban After Juvenile Allegedly Kills 5 with Shotgun

President Joe Biden pushed an “assault weapons” ban Friday after a Raleigh, North Carolina, attacker allegedly armed with a shotgun killed five people.

Five people were killed by a 15-year-old who began shooting individuals around 5 p.m. Thursday, Breitbart News reported.

One of the deceased individuals was an 0ff-duty police officer.

The Associated Press

Law enforcement stand at the entrance to Neuse River Greenway Trail parking at Abington Lane following a shooting in Raleigh, North Carolina, Thursday, October 13, 2022. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

The juvenile was taken into custody a few hours later. The juvenile was wounded and had to be hospitalized, and new information was given on the source of his wounds.

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President Joe Biden in Portland, Oregon, Saturday, October 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Spectrum Local News published 911 calls related to the attack and noted that “callers describe a young man dressed in camouflage wielding a shotgun.”

The Associated Press

The North Carolina flag, American flag and Hedingham flag all fly at half-staff at the entrance to the Hedingham Golf Club in Raleigh, N.C., on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, after a shooting in the community left five dead Thursday night, including one off-duty police officer. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)

Biden responded to the attack via a statement in which he urged passage of an “assault weapons” ban.

The statement said, in part, “For the lives we’ve lost and the lives we can save, I took historic action to stop gun violence in our nation, including signing the most significant gun safety law in nearly 30 years. But we must do more. We must pass an assault weapons ban. The American people support this commonsense action to get weapons of war off our streets. House Democrats have already passed it. The Senate should do the same. Send it to my desk and I’ll sign it.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. AWR Hawkins holds a PhD in Military History with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at

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