Biden Uses Major Tragedy In His Favor

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Many Democratic lawmakers and President Biden have been pushing for further gun reforms on the 11th anniversary of the mass school shooting in Sandy Hook Elementary School.

In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Biden posted that 11 years ago the nation had been forever marked when twenty-six people had lost their lives in the school by a lone shooter. Biden added that both he and his wife, Jill Biden, were praying for the survivors and their families.

The incident took place on Dec. 14, 2012, when a gunman killed his mother as well as six members of staff and 20 students from Sandy Hook Elementary. The shooting resulted in a lot of talks in the United States about the need for gun control. A part of the proposals at the time was one focused on enacting a universal background check while also banning the sale of semi-automatic firearms.

Vice President Kamala pointed out that in the years after the elementary school shooting the United States has had the highest number of children dying in the United States. As she noted in her post on X they needed to push Congress and state legislators to take action. She proceeded to call for the enactment of red flag laws, a ban on assault weapons, and the introduction of universal background checks. These are necessary and reasonable solutions that would help save hundreds of lives.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) in his own post on X to commemorate the anniversary promoted the plan for an assault weapons ban that is being pushed by the Democrats and blocked by the Republicans. As he stated the Democrats would continue to do the work in order to pass the bill.

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