Biden Address on Gun Control: Biden made a big announcement regarding buying arms in America, know what the President said ...
The US President addressed the nation from the White House regarding the increasing incidents of shootings in America. Biden further said that we must reinstate the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines that we passed in 1994.
US President Joe Biden, while addressing the country from the White House on the increasing incidents of shootings in America, said, 'I have come today to address the country on the incidents of shootings.' Biden further said that Congress needs to pass commonsense laws to tackle the 'epidemic of gun violence'. However, Biden also said, "We must set responsible gun owners as examples so that other gun sellers can learn from them as well."
We don't want to take away anyone's rights: Biden
Biden further said that the steps taken to reduce the incidents of shootings are not to take away anyone's rights. It is about the safety of the children. It's about protecting families. It's about protecting communities. It's about protecting our freedom to go to school, to the grocery store, to church.
This is not about taking away anyone's guns...we believe that we should be treating responsible gun owners as examples of how every gun owner should behave: US Prez Biden on "recent mass shootings & need for Congress to pass commonsense laws to combat epidemic of gun violence" pic.twitter.com/MlGJI4F6ws — ANI (@ANI) June 2, 2022
Ban high-capacity gun magazines: Biden
Biden continued, "We must reinstate the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines that we passed in 1994." Biden said the law, which was in force in the US for ten years, had reduced mass shootings. Mass shootings have tripled since Republicans ended the law in 2004 and allowed those weapons to be resold.
Biden went on to say that over the past two decades, more school-age children have been killed by guns than on-duty police officers and active duty military combined. We need to think on this matter. 'For God's sake, how much more massacre are we willing to accept,' Biden asked Saval.
Increase arms purchase age: Biden
President Joe Biden said that to protect children and families, the United States needs to raise the age from 18 to 21 to ban or buy assault weapons. Biden went on to say that we need to ban assault weapons. Biden said that if we can't do that, then we should raise the age of buying them from 18 to 21.
Need to take tough measures: Biden
Biden said the House is planning more action next week. The President further said that whether it is safe storage requirements, banning high-capacity gun magazines or raising the age to buy weapons to 21, the Senate now needs to take some tough measures.
This is Biden's second speech from the White House in a span of a week on the shooting violence. On May 24, shortly after returning from Asia, there was a shooting in Uvalde in which 21 people were killed. Biden gave his reaction on this.
19 children died in Texas shooting
Biden has urged the US parliament to pass tougher gun control laws as the country has been hit by mass shootings in the past few weeks. On May 24, 19 children and two teachers were killed in an elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Ten days earlier on May 14, a gunman killed 10 people at a Buffalo New York grocery store. After another mass shooting incident in Oklahoma, Biden can now make a big decision regarding gun control laws. On Wednesday, five people were killed in a shooting at the hospital premises of the Tusla Medical Building in Tusla, Oklahoma.
There was a shooting at a high school in New Orleans
On Tuesday, three people were shot outside the school during a high school graduation ceremony in New Orleans. An elderly woman was killed and two others were injured in the firing. The venue was reportedly used by many high schools for graduation ceremonies. Last Tuesday (local time) there was a mass shooting at Raab Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, in which several people, including 19 children, were killed.