Biden Targets Guns Like Never Before
Karine Jean-Pierre, the Press Secretary of the White House, explained that President Biden is urging Congress to take action on the issue of gun violence, in the aftermath of a tragic school shooting incident that occurred in Nashville on Monday.
According to Fox, Jean-Pierre talked about the attack at The Covenant School in Tennessee which resulted in the loss of lives of three students and three adults. She expressed her deep sadness and termed it a “heartbreaking” incident, also adding that it’s a “sad day for our country, for the people of Nashville.”
Jean-Pierre stated, “The president has been briefed on the situation, and our team is in contact with DOJ and local officials about what is known so far. We want to express the president’s appreciation for the first responders and prayers for all the families affected by this shooting.”
She added, “While we don’t know yet, all the details in this latest tragic shooting, we know that too often our schools and communities are being devastated by gun violence. Schools should be safe spaces for our kids to grow and learn and for our educators to teach.”
Speaking to journalists, Jean-Pierre stated that President Biden has implemented the most extensive measures ever taken by a president to address gun safety, comprising around twenty actions. These include the recent executive order signed last month, as well as the Safer Communities Act, a bipartisan legislation signed into law following the unfortunate incidents in Uvalde and Buffalo.
However, she emphasized the need for further action, stating that President Biden believes Congress needs to take action, as the situation demands urgent measures. She stressed that enough is enough, and there is no room for complacency when it comes to tackling gun violence.
“In his State of the Union, the president called on Congress to do something to stop the epidemic of gun violence, tearing families apart, tearing communities apart,” Jean-Pierre added.
Jean-Pierre then asked, “How many more children have to be murdered before Republicans in Congress will step up and act to pass the assault weapons ban? To close loopholes in our background check system, or to require the safe storage of guns?”