Biden Shifts Focus On Banning Access To Guns

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( – Following Wednesday’s shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade, President Biden has once again called for gun restrictions to be passed by Congress. 

The shooter opened fire during the victory parade and ended up injuring over 20 people, including eight children, while also killing one person. 

Biden in his statement pointed out that the Super Bowl was an event that was meant to unite the country, and yet this moment of joy for the winning team and its fans had turned to a tragedy. He continued by arguing that the events that took place needed to shock and shame them into taking action and questioned what more needed to happen and how many more families needed to be torn apart by gun violence before they took action. 

Biden renewed his calls for Congress to pass a ban on assault weapons while also pushing for further limits on high-capacity magazines, laws, and stronger background checks in order to keep firearms outside of people’s hands. 

On Wednesday he also pointed out that it had been six years since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. 

Outside of the shooting at the parade on Wednesday, there were also three officers who had been shot in Washington, D.C., on that day. 

Biden argued that they knew what they needed to do and it was just about having the courage to take action as gun violence was destroying families and communities across the country every day. He added that it was time for Americans to decide as a county who they are.

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