PoliticsBiden pushes for gun control reform after mass shooting in Mississippi

    Biden pushes for gun control reform after mass shooting in Mississippi

    One word summed up the president’s response Joe Biden still mass shooting in mississippi that left six dead on Friday: “enough”.

    “Jill and I mourn the six killed in today’s violence in Tate County, Mississippi, as we have mourned far too many Americans,” the president said. “We grieve with their families and with Americans across the country as gun violence claims even more lives. We are also praying for the recovery of those injured in this horrific attack and for the survivors who will carry pain and trauma with them for the rest of their lives.”

    The shootings occurred Friday inside the community of Arkabutla in Tate County, Mississippi. Officers arrested Richard Dale Crum, 52, who was seen inside a vehicle on Arkabutla Dam Road. He is charged with first degree murder and is being held in the Tate County Jail without bail.

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    This was the second mass shooting to have occurred in Mississippi in the span of a week.

    On Sunday, February 12, four teenagers and one adult were involved in the shooting of six people at a Louisville, Mississippi store. Devonte McMillian, 23, died of her injuries on Monday, February 13.

    The president made this statement in a press release that cited an alarming statistic on mass shootings in the country: “Enough. We are 48 days into the year and our nation has already suffered at least 73 mass shootings. Thoughts and prayers are not enough. Gun violence is an epidemic and Congress must act now.”

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    “We need, we need, common sense gun law reforms. That includes requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, completely closing the boyfriend/girlfriend loophole to keep guns out of the reach of domestic abusers, requiring safe storage of guns and remove immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets,” President Biden said.

    The president called these “common sense” steps that Congress could take right now and save lives. “We owe action to American communities that are being torn apart by gun violence,” the president said.

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    It may interest you:

    – Suspect of causing at least 6 deaths in shootings in Mississippi was arrested by the police
    – Gunman who murdered 9 co-workers in San Jose had bombs and 22,000 bullets in his house
    – Several reported dead in a mass shooting at a Walmart in Virginia

    Source: La Opinion

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