President Joe Biden called out Congress to move fast and “immediately pass” legislation to fix the loopholes in background checks procedures. He made these remarks after the mass shooting at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado left 10 people dead. This is the second mass shooting incident in less than a week.
President Biden claimed that he and the first lady Jill Biden were concerned about the increasing number of shooting incidents.
During the address, he reiterated that he would use every resource possible to ensure the safety of the American people.
The King Soopers grocery store carnage has left the whole nation in shock. It was a second mass shooting incident within a span of 6 days. It has reignited the debate over gun control laws.
President Biden emphasized passing two major bills in the House within this month which would help in closing all the loopholes in the background checks procedure.
One of the bills will expand the circle of background checks on people who request to purchase or transfer firearms whereas the other will close down the “Charleston loophole”, a gap within the federal law that enables gun sales to continue without complete background checks procedure.
These bills were favored by both Republicans and Democrats in the House. As soon as these bills are passed the ban on assault weapons will become effective.
The White House Press Secretary, Jen Psaki has claimed that the increasing number of mass shootings has raised the concerns of the Biden Administration. The government is mulling to come up with a “range of legal provisions” which will include executive actions to enforce gun safety rules.
President Biden paid tribute to the slain police officer, and remembered him as an “American hero”.
Paying rich tributes to the victims of the Boulder mass shooting incident, he conveyed his sincerest condolences to the grieved families.