Biden Calls For Gun Control Reform On Anniversary Of Parkland Shooting
director Joe Biden On Sunday, Congress called for the implementation of “common sense gun law reform” on the three-year anniversary Mass school shooting In Parkland, Florida, “this administration will not wait for the next mass shooting to heed that call.”
“We will take action to end our epidemic of gun violence and make our schools and communities safe,” he said in a statement. “We leave it to all we have lost and leave behind all those who grieve to bring change. The time to act is now.”
Biden’s vows change, which The mirror he made On the campaign trail, background checks on all gun sales include banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and overturning legal protections for gun manufacturers when their weapons are used in a crime.
The White House developed policy recommendations last week, reaching out to gun control advocates, including the families of Parkland victims. Many people who participated in the discussion said that their communication led them to believe that change is finally on the horizon.
“Gun safety was a cornerstone of President Biden’s campaign, and the meeting confirmed that gun safety is also a top priority for the Biden administration,” said Shannon Watts, founder of the anti-violence violence group Mothers Demand Action.
Fred Gutenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter was one of 17 in the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, said their discussions led her to believe the gun policy would not change because of the ongoing. Coronovirus epidemics, which suggest evidence has made gun violence worse.
“It’s the only way it gets lost if gun violence stops, and it’s not going to stop,” he said Sun Sentinel of Florida. “If anything, due to the epidemic, it’s going to get worse. Sadly, I am not worried about it being lost, as the problem is not going away. “
Last month F.B.I. Stated that it did its highest number of firearm backgrounds on record. This was followed by December 2020, which previously held records.
Deaths from gun violence also occurred last year, according to the nonprofit research group Gun Violence Archive, The year before 2020 saw almost 4,000 more fatalities than the year before.
John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, said “Kovid made gun violence worse and armed extremists really caught our democracy at gunpoint, it’s time for action and we fully expect to see it soon Do “his meeting with White House officials.
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