US Vice President Kamala Harris Saturday made an impassioned appeal for a ban on assault weapons in the wake of two mass shootings, including a carnage at a Texas school that killed 19 children and two teachers earlier this week.

Harris attended the funeral of a victim of the May 14 shooting in Buffalo in a racist attack by a white supremacist at a supermarket.

“We are not sitting around, waiting to figure out what the solution looks like,” said Harris, speaking at the funeral for Ruth Whitfield, the oldest victim of the Buffalo shooting.

“We know what works on this. It includes – let us have an assault weapons ban.” EFE