WASHINGTON — A House panel advanced legislation this week that would raise the age limit for purchasing a semi-automatic rifle as President Joe Biden delivered an impassioned address to the nation imploring Congress to take action against gun violence.

“Enough, enough,” Biden exclaimed over and over Thursday night in response to mass shootings he said had turned schools, supermarkets and other everyday places into “killing fields.” If legislators fail to act, he warned, voters should use their “outrage” to turn it into a central issue in November’s midterm elections.

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