(USNewsMag.com) – President Joe Biden has pointed the finger of blame at Republican lawmakers for the massacre that occurred on April 10 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Four people were killed and a minimum of six others, which included a law enforcement officer, were wounded after a shooter opened fire inside the Old National Bank. Biden started his comments by expressing his thanks to the officers of the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department who so bravely and immediately put themselves in harm’s way to rescue the lives of others.
Democrats, such as Biden, have issued another appeal to what they describe as moderate Republicans, urging them to join in implementing further gun safety laws. On the other hand, Republicans have issued another rebuke to Democrats, accusing them of attempting to use the tragedy for their political ends.
Biden emphasized this argument in the second section, saying that the failure of Republican legislators to enact gun regulations was to blame for the horrific massacre.
How many Americans will have to die, Biden said in his letter to Republicans in the legislature, before they take action to safeguard our communities? It’s past time we removed the shield of impunity from gun makers, mandate background checks on all gun purchases, and encourage secure weapons storage. We can and should take these steps right now.
He said that an overwhelming number of Americans support taking action on basic gun safety regulations by their elected officials. Instead, we’ve seen Republican politicians in Florida, North Carolina, and the U.S. House doubling down on harmful legislation that reduces safety in our neighborhoods, houses of worship, and schools. It is dangerous and reprehensible that so many Americans have to pay the ultimate price.
The president has frequently requested that Congress outlaw magazines with large capacities and assault rifles. President Joe Biden and the Democrats have yet to offer a detailed plan for how they want to reduce gun violence and prevent mass shootings.
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