Biden Breaks Silence On School Shooting

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

( – Earlier this week, President Biden claimed that there was nothing he could do about gun violence other than pleading with Congress to have them take action. He proceeded to criticize lawmakers for not putting forth legislation that would ban assault weapons following the latest deadly school time in Nashville.

As Biden told reporters it was up to Congress to act. He proceeded to say that most Americans thought that owning assault weapons is “bizarre” and that they are against it. He added that there was nothing he could do to curb gun violence other than “plead with Congress to act reasonably.”

On Monday, Biden once again renewed his call for an assault weapon ban, following the shooting in a Christian elementary school in Nashville which resulted in three adults and three children being killed. According to reports, the 28-year-old suspect was armed with three guns, two of which were assault-style weapons that were used for the shooting. The suspect was fatally shot by the police.

On Tuesday, Biden also said he would keep calling for a ban on assault-type weapons but with the GOP having control of the House it was unlikely that any progress would be made. He continued to say that he would keep putting pressure on them so that the public could be aware of who it was that was not taking action. He proceeded to claim that there is a “moral price to pay for inaction.”

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