President Biden advised Republicans that ideas and prayers aren’t sufficient and criticized them for responding to mass shootings with a shrug.
The President mentioned in a press release offered to PoliticusUSA:
Eight People — together with youngsters — had 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 rapidly and courageously to save lots of lives.
Federal, state, and native regulation enforcement are working carefully collectively to research this assault and I’ve directed federal businesses to offer all wanted help.
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 surprising to be so acquainted. And but, American communities have suffered roughly 200 mass shootings already this yr, in line 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 children is gun violence.
Since I signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into regulation and took two dozen government actions to stem the tide of gun violence, we now have made some progress. States are banning assault weapons, increasing pink flag legal guidelines and extra — but it surely’s not sufficient. We want extra motion, quicker to save lots of lives.
Too many households have empty chairs at their dinner tables. Republican Members of Congress can not proceed to satisfy this epidemic with a shrug. Tweeted ideas and prayers will not be 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 secure storage. Ending immunity for gun producers. I’ll signal it instantly. We want nothing much less to maintain our streets secure.
Mass shootings used to shock the nation, however due to Republicans they’re a reality of American every day life. Folks don’t know whether or not they are going to be secure sending their children to highschool, going to work, stopping by the financial institution, having fun with an evening out, and even sitting at residence.
For the Republican Celebration to say it cares about regulation and order and households is laughable hypocrisy, and Republicans are enabling the destruction of households each single day.
Most People have grown bored with Republicans valuing weapons greater than folks.
The nationwide temper has modified, and if Republicans don’t change with it, they may 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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Member of the Society of Skilled Journalists and The American Political Science Affiliation