Currents News Staff
Americans are struggling to grasp a lethal wave of mass shootings that are traumatizing communities and tearing lives apart.
“After Columbine, after Sandy Hook, after Charleston, after Orlando, after Las Vegas, after Parkland,” said President Joe Biden, “nothing has been done.”
President Biden is calling out Congress to come together and work on bipartisan gun reform laws.
“This is not about taking about anyone’s guns,” he said. “It’s not about vilifying gun owners. In-fact, we believe we should be treating responsible gun owners as an example of how every gun owner should behave.”
The president laid out actions he believes need to be taken.
“If we can’t ban assault weapons, then we should raise the age to purchase them from 18 to 21,” President Biden said. “Strengthen background checks, enact safe storage law and red flag laws, repeal the immunity that protects gun manufacturers from liability, address the mental health crisis.”
Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s “hopeful and optimistic” lawmakers can compromise on legislation to address mass shootings to have ready to unveil when the Senate returns to session next week.
“Mental illness and school safety are what we need to target,” said Sen. Mitch McConnell.