US President Joe Biden said on Thursday Gun violence in your country is an “epidemic” A series of measures were announced to curb the proliferation of homemade pistols, thereby “international shame”.
“Enough! Enough! Enough!” The President cried during his speech at the White House.
106 people die from gunfire every day Biden recalled that shooting incidents were not uncommon in the United States, but the U.S. Congress has not passed major reforms to strengthen control of these pistols and rifles in the past two decades.
Biden emphasized: “In this country, gun violence is an epidemic. This is an international shame.”
The President further described the problem as The “Public Health Crisis” and “Character Defects” in the United StatesEmphasizing that armed violence includes not only mass shootings, but also homicides that mainly affect blacks and Latinos, as well as murders that lead to gender discrimination.
“Monthly average 53 women were shot dead For his partner,” lamented the president.
Just like what he did after the March shootings in Boulder, Colorado and Atlanta, Georgia, that shooting killed 18 people. Biden asks the U.S. Congress to ban offensive weapons And large ammunition magazines. The president said: “No one needs a weapon with 100 bullets.”
However, such a move is unlikely Success in the Senate The Republican minority has enough votes to prevent any change in this sense.
This is why Biden announced this Thursday Various laws unilaterally advance this issue, Despite his insistence that he will not “give up” his pressure on Congress to pass more far-reaching reforms.
Among the new actions taken by the President is an action to stop the proliferation of self-made weapons. Known as “Ghost Gun” And the pistol can be assembled from a kit with parts for about half an hour. The lack of a serial number makes it difficult for the authorities to track it.
It also reveals measures to promote the state Allow judges to restrict certain people from using weapons, Writing reports on arms trafficking and funding programs to reduce armed violence in urban environments.