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Joe Biden: US gun violence 'international embarrassment'

Joe Biden has dismissed “phony arguments” that his administration is stripping Second Amendment protections as the White House unveils six executive orders to combat gun violence and urges Congress to move on several pieces of legislation.

“The idea is just bizarre to suggest the things we’re recommending are against the Constitution,” the president said, in remarks from the White House Rose Garden on Thursday. “Gun violence in this country is an epidemic and an international embarrassment,” he added.

The president’s first executive actions targeting gun violence follow the mass killings of 10 people at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado.

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