US President Joe Biden on Tuesday once again called on Congress to pass a bill banning assault weapons. The call follows a string of mass shootings in California that killed at least 18 people.

“Even as we await further details on these shootings, we know the scourge of gun violence across America requires stronger action,” Biden said. I once again urge both chambers of Congress to act quickly and deliver this Assault Weapons Ban to my desk, and take action to keep American communities, schools, workplaces, and homes safe.”