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Biden, often stymied by aides, pushes gun measures unlikely to pass

Howard Kurtz - Fox News | Published on 7/17/2022
President Biden has made clear he wants serious gun control laws passed, and hopes that "rational Republicans" are willing to compromise.

But will the White House undercut him by announcing that he doesn’t really want to ban assault-style weapons?

The president says he has not negotiated with Republicans, rational or otherwise, because he was comforting grieving families in Uvalde, Texas. But another reason is that he knows that odds are against him on the Hill and doesn’t want to own an imminent failure, as he and Barack Obama did after Sandy Hook, when Biden was the point person on a gun control campaign.