On Tuesday, Biden asked Congress to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and close loopholes in the check system. This forcing came from the event where a man killed 10 people at the grocery store in Boulder, Colo.
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“I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common sense steps that will save lives in the future and to urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act,”
“We can ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this country once again. I got that done when I was a senator. … We should do it again.”
He insists on immediately passing the bills in the two houses because that is how the U.S. will better control weapon sales. One of the bills will put an end to a Charleston loophole. It would be done by enlarging the background check review period (3 to 10 days).
The bill has a connection to an event in 2015 in Charleston, S.C, where one supremacist killed nine Black Americans. The incident took place at the Mother Emanuel AME Church.
“This is not and should not be a partisan issue, this is an American issue. It will save lives, American lives, and we have to act,” –Biden stated.
The latest tragic incident happened on Monday at a King Soopers grocery store, where 10 people died, among which was a veteran police officer.
The suspect is a 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa from Arvada, Colo. He is guilty of the ten dead people.
According to Biden, the officials are still collecting information about the shooter and the shooting’s motives. Numerous reports on Tuesday said that the suspect killed the people with an AR-15 style assault rifle.
Also, he said that Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray regularly informed Biden. Besides, he constantly communicates with state and local leaders in Colorado.
Furthermore, Biden thanked the police and first responders and commanded the “exceptional bravery of Eric Talley. He is the police officer who reached first on the scene and died.
Our President Joe Biden offered condolences to the victims’ families.
“Those poor folks who died left behind families, that leaves a big hole in their hearts,”
“Those families who are mourning today because of gun violence in Colorado and Georgia and all across the country, we have to act, so there’s not more of you, there’s fewer of you, as time goes on.”
Biden gave the remarks before leaving the White House and went to Columbus, Ohio. He highlighted the $1.9 trillion covid-19 relief package, and he marked the 11th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.
Jen Psaki said to the press that the White House would include numerous actions and executive action against gun violence.
“We are considering a range of levers, including working through legislation, including executive actions to address, obviously, not just gun safety measures but violence in communities, so that has been under discussion and will continue to be under discussion.”
Biden ruled a decision that flags at the WH to be at half-staff before his departure, again. They were already in that position after the deadly shooting in Atlanta.
Harris described the shooting as “absolutely tragic,” in short remarks for the journalists, at a swearing-in ceremony for CIA Director William Burns.
“It’s absolutely tragic,”
“Ten people going about their day, living their lives, not bothering anybody. A police officer who is performing his duties, and with great courage and heroism.”
Talley left seven children without a father.
Last week, the event took place when seven people died in a rampage at three massage parlors in Atlanta, if you didn’t know.
John Feinblatt said: “President Biden is right: this is the moment to act on gun safety,”
“To end these senseless killings, we need more than thoughts and prayers — we need the Senate to pass background checks, and we need this administration to take executive action to save lives.”
Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action, and she stated:
“In the past week alone, two mass shootings have killed at least 18 people, wounded at least one more, and devastated our country — while other types of gun violence continue to kill more than 100 people in the U.S. every day,”
“We cannot wait a moment longer.”
Numerous Republicans don’t support the gun control measures due to passing legislation is expected to be with a 50-50 split.
Senator Ted Cruz on his hearing on reducing gun violence said:
“Every time there’s a shooting, we play this ridiculous theater where this committee gets together and proposes a bunch of laws that would do nothing to stop these murders,”
Chairman Dick Durbin also stated regarding this issue.
“Prayer leaders have their important place in this, but we are Senate leaders. What are we doing?”
“We won’t solve this crisis with prosecutions after funerals. We need prevention before shooting,”
Majority Leader Charles Schumer, speaking from the Senate floor, said:
“The Senate is going to debate and address the epidemic of gun violence.”
“We have a lot of work to do. I’ve already committed to bringing universal background checks legislation to the floor of the Senate. There is a hearing today in the Senate Judiciary Committee under Chairman Durbin’s leadership to examine several commonsense proposals,” – concluded Schumer.