On the first anniversary of two significant mass sh*otings in the United States, Vice President Joe Biden detailed the steps his administration has done and plans to take to curb gun violence.
The president announced on Sunday that he will work to implement all 13 provisions of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act in response to the tragic sh*otings that occurred at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, and an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, in 2022.
In particular, Biden stated that the Justice Department will collaborate closely with individual states to impose additional restrictions on the purchase of firearms by those under the age of 21.
On Sunday, Vice President Biden urged Congress to pass legislation requiring the safe storage of f!rearms and ammunition, as well as banning assault we@pons and high-capacity magazines. Biden has called for universal background checks and stated his desire to end the legal protections afforded to firearms producers.
“I have already taken more executive action to reduce gun violence than any other president, and I will continue to pursue every legal and effective action,” Biden said in Sunday’s opinion article. “But my power is not absolute.”
A white supremacist with an AR-15 style r!fle massacred 10 African Americans in a store in Buffalo, New York, prompting the president to call for gun-safety reform. In Uvalde, Texas, less than two weeks later, a guy with an AR-15-style rifle killed 19 students and two teachers.
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“Gun violence is mobilizing an entire generation of young people. But we cannot sit back and pass this problem off to the next generation to solve,” Biden added. “If we wait, too many of them will never have the chance to grow up.”
According to the White House, the Justice Department is teaching local and state authorities how to look for additional information on former relationships in order to prevent domestic abusers from obtaining firearms.
Biden’s tweet about decreasing gun violence is available here:
Using the most recent mass shooting with an AR-15-like rifle, which took place at a shopping mall in Allen, Texas, the president argued that “guns are the number one k!ller of children and teens in America.”
Biden said in his op-ed that he and his wife, Jill, had visited the families of shooting v!ctims in New York and Texas following last year’s disasters and heard “one message for all of us.”
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