US President Joe Biden aims to address the nationwide spread of gun violence, which he describes as “epidemic and international embarrassment” on the day five more people were killed in the shootings. Announced six executive orders. South Carolina.
“In the United States, the idea that many people die every day from gun violence is a flaw in our character as a nation,” Biden said in a statement at the White House Thursday.
A school slaughter in Sandy Hook, Connecticut in 2012, a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in 2018, and a family member whose children were killed attended a hearing. .. The terrible days they received the call.
Biden’s announcement last month said that after a series of mass shootings brought new attention to the issue, the president would immediately take what he called “common sense measures” to deal with gun violence. Realize the pledge you made.
His announcement was made yet another day in South Carolina, with former NFL player Philippe Adams shooting dead a prominent doctor, wife, and two grandchildren, officials said.
Biden emphasized the scope of the problem. He said there were more than 850 shots killing 250 people and injuring 500 in the United States between the massacre in Atlanta’s massage business and the shootings at a grocery store in Colorado last month.
His executive order tightens regulations on homemade guns and provides more resources to prevent gun violence, but far on the large agenda of gun control shown in the trajectory of the campaign. It is inferior.
Biden called on Congress to take action and called on the Senate to take steps passed by the House of Representatives to close the loophole in the background check.
He also said Congress should pass a law on violence against women, eliminate legal exemptions from gun manufacturers, and ban assault weapons and large magazines.
“This is not a partisan issue among Americans,” Biden insisted.
Biden argued that he “will work with everyone to get it done,” but gun control faces harsh prospects in the evenly divided Senate, where Republicans remain largely unified for most proposals. are doing.
Most of the actions he announced go through the Department of Justice.
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