President Joe Biden speaks as he meets Senators from both celebrations in the White House on Feb. 11, 2021.
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President Joe Biden on Sunday gotten in touch with Congress to reinforce weapon laws on the 3rd anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
“Today, as we mourn with the Parkland community, we mourn for all who have lost loved ones to gun violence,” Biden stated in a declaration launched by the White House.
The president required numerous arrangements consisting of background examine all weapon sales, prohibiting attack weapons and high-capacity publications and getting rid of legal resistance for weapon producers.
“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 safer,” Biden stated. “We owe it to all those we’ve lost and to all those left behind to grieve to make a change.”
Fourteen trainees and 3 employee were eliminated in the Parkland shooting. The trainee survivors began the March for Our lives motion in assistance of weapon control legislation.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., stated in a declaration on Sunday that Congress would deal with the Biden administration to enact 2 background check expenses. The House passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and the Enhanced Background Checks Act throughout the last Congress.
“On this solemn remembrance, Democrats join the American people to renew our commitment to our unfinished work to ensure that no family or community is forced to endure the pain of gun violence,” Pelosi stated. “We will not rest until all Americans, in schools, in the workplace, in places of worship and throughout our communities are safe, once and for all.”
Susan Rice, the head of the White House Domestic Policy Council, and Cedric Richmond, a senior consultant to Biden, hosted a virtual conference recently with leaders of weapon violence avoidance advocacy groups to go over how to decrease weapon violence.