Biden renews call for assault weapons ban after Raleigh shooting

Date:

Republicans still say no ban is needed. Republicans claim that this will interfere with normal purchasers who need assault weapons in their homes so they can go target practice, and of course repel the invasion of democrats or government agents who will come to take their guns. So, the death rate from 15 year old incels will continue, and until Republicans decide that at least 1 million people are dead from mass shootings, maybe then they ought to take a look at an assault weapons ban after that happens. Until then it’s the usual thoughts and prayers after each mass shooting.

Story below:

President Biden on Friday called on Congress to ban assault weapons as he mourned a mass shooting in Raleigh, N.C., that killed five people and injured several others.

“Jill and I are grieving with the families in Raleigh, North Carolina, whose loved ones were killed and wounded in yet another mass shooting in America,” Biden said in a statement. “We are thinking of yet another community shaken and shattered as they mourn the loss of friends and neighbors, including an off-duty police officer.”

Biden lamented that the North Carolina shooting was the latest in what has been an especially deadly year for mass shootings, including those at a grocery store in Buffalo, N.Y., and an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

“Enough. We’ve grieved and prayed with too many families who have had to bear the terrible burden of these mass shootings. Too many families have had spouses, parents, and children taken from them forever,” Biden said.

“For the lives we’ve lost and the lives we can save, I took historic action to stop gun violence in our nation, including signing the most significant gun safety law in nearly 30 years. But we must do more. We must pass an assault weapons ban,” Biden continued. “The American people support this commonsense action to get weapons of war off our streets. House Democrats have already passed it. The Senate should do the same. Send it to my desk and I’ll sign it.”

Authorities in North Carolina have arrested a 15-year-old male in connection with the shooting that took place Thursday afternoon on an urban trail that winds through parts of Raleigh.

Biden said Friday his administration is working to provide resources to North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) and local officials to assist in the investigation.

The president has repeatedly and emphatically called for an assault weapons ban since taking office, using the occasion of each successive mass shooting or instance of gun violence to renew his plea.

The House in late July passed legislation banning the sale, manufacture, transfer or import of various semi-automatic assault weapons, semi-automatic pistols and semi-automatic shotguns, depending on their features. Two Republicans voted with 215 Democrats to support the measure.

But it stands little chance of getting the 60 votes needed to pass in the Senate, where Democrats hold a tie-breaker in a 50-50 chamber.

Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/3688424-biden-renews-call-for-assault-weapons-ban-after-raleigh-shooting/

Oh hi there 👋 It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive awesome content in your inbox, every month.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Share post:

Subscribe

spot_imgspot_img

Popular

More like this
Related

China Using Fake Social Media To Promote Trump

China Using Fake Social Media To Promote Trump China Using...

Analyzing Trump’s Question: Are We Better Off Than 4 Years Ago?

Four years ago, The COVID-19 pandemic created significant disruptions in the U.S. food system, resulting in shortages and higher prices for basic supplies and food.

Trump Russian Controlled, Maddow Slams Manafort, Brought In To Raise Russian Money, Destroy Ukraine

The connections between former President Donald Trump, his campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and Russia have been a subject of significant interest and investigation, particularly in the context of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.

The Lauren Boebert Crime Family Strikes Again, Massive 22 Criminal Charges

Rep. Lauren Boebert’s son was arrested Tuesday and now faces 22 charges relating to an alleged crime wave in Colorado, authorities said.