(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – President Joe Biden urged the United States Congress to pass more gun control restrictions after the horrific shooting in Sacramento, California.
“Today, America once again mourns for another community devastated by gun violence,” Biden stated. “In a single act in Sacramento, six individuals left dead and at least a dozen more injured. Families forever changed. Survivors left to heal wounds both visible and invisible.”
“I want to thank the first responders in Sacramento, and all those across the United States, who act every day to save lives,” Biden added. “We know these lives were not the only lives impacted by gun violence last night. And we equally mourn for those victims and families who do not make national headlines.”
The President took this opportunity to call for action. He said, “But we must do more than mourn; we must act.” Adding, “That is why my Administration has taken historic executive action to implement my comprehensive gun crime reduction strategy — from standing up gun trafficking strike forces to helping cities across the country expand community violence interventions and hire more police officers for community policing.”
Biden is urging Congress to pass gun control legislation to stop such incidents from occurring again.
“We also continue to call on Congress to act,” he stated. “Ban ghost guns. Require background checks for all gun sales. Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Repeal gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability. Pass my budget proposal, which would give cities more of the funding they need to fund the police and fund the crime prevention and intervention strategies that can make our cities safer. These are just a few of the steps Congress urgently needs to take to save lives.”
The Sacramento shooting led to six people being fatally shot, while another dozen people were found injured after multiple shooters fired on people in downtown Sacramento at around 2 a.m. when people were rushing outside of bars and restaurants in the area.