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Obama assault weapon ban call

President Barack Obama has called for a ban on military-style assault weapons and a ten-round limit on magazines as he launched the most sweeping effort to curb American gun violence in nearly two decades.

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US Vice President: Obama 'determined' to act on gun crime

US Vice President Joe Biden Credit: Ron Sachs/ABACAUSA.COM

US Vice President Joe Biden has said that President Obama is "determined to take action" against gun crime following a wave of mass shootings in the US.

He said that the president is considering possible executive orders and that he will be "reaching out to all parties" on every side of the gun control debate.

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