During a press conference on Friday with the Japanese Prime Minister, President said gun violence "is a national embarrassment" and "it has to end" when he was asked by the Associated Press if he feels "any need to reprioritize your agenda" and focus on gun control rather than infrastructure.
Biden said no and highlighted the 1990s ban on assault weapons he helped pass through the Senate.
"No one has worked harder to deal with the violence, used by individuals using weapons than I have," the president said.
"This has to end. It is a national embarrassment... Every single day, there's a mass shooting in the United States," President Biden continued. "Who in God's name needs a weapon that can hold 40 rounds?"
Biden said: "Congress has to step up to act and pass bills on gun reform. We need to ban assault weapons. But that doesn't mean that I can't also be working on COVID and the economy."