He american president urgently requested again Congress pass laws restricting the use of weapons. The request was made this Sunday after learning that several violent events have been recorded, including a massacre at a birthday party.
“What has our nation come to when children cannot attend a birthday party without fear, when parents have to worry every time their children walk out the school door, to the movies or to the park?” the president through a statement.
Biden sent this message a few hours after learning that at least four people were killed and more than a dozen injured after a shooting at the birthday party of a teenager in Dadeville, Alabama (southeast of USA), Saturday night.
An event that is still full of unknowns and that occurred on the same day that at least two people died and four were wounded by gunshots at a park in Louisville, Kentucky.
In this same city, last Monday five people died and eight others were injuredincluding two police officers, in a shooting that occurred in a bank.
“Firearms are the leading cause of death for children in the United States.and the numbers are increasing, not decreasing,” said the president. Although it has not been officially confirmed, those who died in Dadeville could be teenagers who participated in a sweet 16 party, media outlets such as CNN point out.
Biden assured that is ready “to work in good faith on federal legislation that will save lives” and stressed that “it is within the power of Congress” to implement rules such as “the safe storage of firearms, requiring background checks for all gun sales, eliminating liability immunity for gun manufacturers, and banning assault weapons.” and high capacity chargers.
“Americans agree and want lawmakers to act on common sense gun safety reforms,” added Biden, who criticized the Republican Party for participating last week in the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting ( NRA, in English).
The main Republican candidates, including the former president donald trumpparticipated in defense of the right of citizens to bear arms.
The United States has suffered at least 162 mass shootings so far this yearaccording to the organization Gun Violence Archive, which defines mass shootings as those in which four or more people are killed, not including the perpetrator of the attack.