President Joe Biden called for “pressure” on Republicans on Tuesday as he attempted to approve an “assault weapons ban” and other gun control legislation.
After watching footage of the killing at a Christian primary school in Nashville, where a woman who believed she was a male killed six people, including three children, President Biden advocated for tighter gun regulations at a gathering in North Carolina. Biden used his address to criticize Republicans for opposing his proposal to restrict access to firearms.
“Those kids should all still be with us,” Biden said before unleashing his tirade on Republicans. So that you can “put pressure on them,” he said, “I want you to know who isn’t doing it, who isn’t helping.”
Although President Trump has publicly stated his support for the Second Amendment, he has also noted the limits of Constitutional safeguards.
Why, for the love of God, do we let these guns on our streets and in our schools? “I have two shotguns. Everyone thinks that the Second Amendment is absolute because both of my boys have shotguns. You can’t just go out and buy an automatic gun. A machine gun is not something you can own. A flamethrower is not something you can own. You can’t have so many other things as well.
White House calls for stricter gun laws in the wake of Monday’s shooting at a Christian school in Nashville. Earlier this month, President Joe Biden issued an executive order intended to “move the U.S. as close to universal background checks as possible without more legislation.”
A former student in Nashville brought two rifles and a pistol into the school, where she opened fire, killing six people before police arrived and killed her. According to investigators, the shooter legally purchased the seven firearms she used in the attack from a total of five different stores.
A family friend told The Daily Beast that the gunman was autistic and “high-functioning,” and authorities said on Tuesday that he was receiving treatment for an unspecified “emotional disorder.”
Police said they found a manifesto and a detailed map of the school when they searched her parents’ home; on Monday, Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake called the shooting a “targeted attack,” adding that authorities have a theory about the shooter’s motivation but are not ready to share it.