President Joe Biden makes a statement following the tragic incident in Boulder, Colorado where ten people lost their lives to a mass shooter who was eventually arrested. Biden made calls like this before, but there wasn't much detail provided, as reported below.

WATCH Biden's statement:



Biden called for a ban on assault rifles and high capacity magazines. Biden calls on Senate to immediately pass bills to close background check loopholes.

NBC News reported on Biden's recent call for action:

Biden called on the Senate to "immediately pass" two recent House-passed bills that aim to reduce gun violence.

As vice president, Biden had been tapped by President Barack Obama to work on efforts to pass strong gun control measures through Congress, which were unsuccessful. In 2016, Obama signed a series of executive actions that would target the "gun show loophole" by clarifying who is engaged in the business of selling firearms.

Democrats in Congress are demanding legislative action on guns following the two most recent shootings, likely a futile effort as lawmakers remain at odds over how to curb the violence.

During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, Democrats called for expanding background checks and more restrictive gun laws and Republicans immediately voiced opposition. The hearing, about measures to address gun violence, was scheduled before Monday’s shooting.

Judiciary Chairman Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said that in addition to a moment of silence, he’s calling for “a moment of action.”

Back in February, Biden called for weapon bans and other restrictions, as reported by CBS News:

On the third anniversary of the Parkland school shooting, President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass stricter gun laws, including banning assault weapons. In a statement from the White House, Mr. Biden on Sunday asked Congress to pass laws requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers.

"Today, as we mourn with the Parkland community, we mourn for all who have lost loved ones to gun violence," Mr. Biden said.

The White House didn't provide more details about Mr. Biden's plan.

This again raises the question - will criminals follow any of the laws, bans, or restrictions that are put in place?