President Biden informed Republicans that ideas and prayers aren’t sufficient and criticized them for responding to mass shootings with a shrug.
The President stated in a press release supplied to PoliticusUSA:
Eight Individuals — together with kids — have been killed yesterday within the newest act of gun violence to devastate our nation. Jill and I are praying for his or her households and for others critically injured, and we’re grateful to the primary responders who acted shortly and courageously to save lots of lives.
Federal, state, and native legislation enforcement are working intently collectively to research this assault and I’ve directed federal companies to offer all wanted assist.
Yesterday, an assailant in tactical gear armed with an AR-15 type assault weapon gunned down harmless folks in a shopping center, and never for the primary time. Such an assault is just too stunning to be so acquainted. And but, American communities have suffered roughly 200 mass shootings already this 12 months, in keeping with main counts. Greater than 14,000 of our fellow residents have misplaced their lives, credible estimates present. The main reason behind loss of life for American youngsters is gun violence.
Since I signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into legislation and took two dozen government actions to stem the tide of gun violence, we have now made some progress. States are banning assault weapons, increasing crimson flag legal guidelines and extra — nevertheless it’s not sufficient. We want extra motion, sooner to save lots of lives.
Too many households have empty chairs at their dinner tables. Republican Members of Congress can’t proceed to satisfy this epidemic with a shrug. Tweeted ideas and prayers should not sufficient.
As soon as once more I ask Congress to ship me a invoice banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Enacting common background checks. Requiring protected storage. Ending immunity for gun producers. I’ll signal it instantly. We want nothing much less to maintain our streets protected.
Mass shootings used to shock the nation, however because of Republicans they’re a reality of American each day life. Folks don’t know whether or not they are going to be protected sending their youngsters to highschool, going to work, stopping by the financial institution, having fun with an evening out, and even sitting at house.
For the Republican Occasion to assert it cares about legislation and order and households is laughable hypocrisy, and Republicans are enabling the destruction of households each single day.
Most Individuals have grown bored with Republicans valuing weapons greater than folks.
The nationwide temper has modified, and if Republicans don’t change with it, they might discover themselves out of workplace.
Jason is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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