In his anti-gun remarks, Biden also called for the overturning of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), a law that prevents gun manufacturers from being sued for crimes committed with guns they sold legally.

“What people don’t realize — The only industry in America — a billion-dollar industry that can’t be sued, [and] has exempt from being sued are gun manufacturers,” Biden said, asserting that gunmaker folks would be having “come to the Lord” moment if they could be sued

The president also announced David Chipman as his pick to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) The ATF has been without a permanent director since 2015.

Chipman, a senior adviser to a gun control group founded by Giffords who was severely wounded in a mass shooting back in 2011.

In his remarks, Biden also renewed his call for Senate to pass an assault weapons ban, saying nobody needs “a weapon of war” and urged Congress to renew the Violence Against Women Act and to eliminate immunity gun manufactures can claim when their products are involved in mass shootings.

The White House in a fact sheet sent out to reporters ahead of the event cited, “The alleged shooter in the Boulder tragedy last month appears to have used a pistol with an arm brace, which can make a firearm more stable and accurate while still being concealable.” However, the alleged gunman was reported to have passed a federal background check before purchasing his weapon.

Gun control groups have gained back the political spotlight following the mass shooting in Colorado that left 10 people dead with the murder of eight from three different  Atlanta-area massage parlors a week prior