Violence in the country – 63 days now of President Biden in the White House but unfortunately, he has not issued any unilateral gun control actions even though he pledged to do so on his first day in the office. On Tuesday, President Joe Biden said that he does not want to “wait another minute” to battle against the country’s horrific gun violence epidemic.
Gun control advocates are once again pressing President Biden to establish a plan to address the gun violence in the wake of two high-profile mass shootings six days apart. They are definitely frustrated by the Biden administration’s slow pace and are increasingly asking why the White House is not taking any actions outside of Congress.
“What is it gonna take? We know that firearm purchases are on the rise; we know that domestic violence is on the rise; we know all these horrible statistics, this is a boiling point,” said Alexis Confer, executive director of March for Our Lives. “And then you have several mass shootings in a couple of weeks. It’s like, what are we waiting for?”
However, Presiden Biden has called on lawmakers to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. He reiterated those positions as he spoke at the White House following the killing of ten, including a police officer, in Boulder, Colorado on Monday.
“I’m going to use all the resources at my disposal to keep the American people safe,” President Biden said. “I do not need to wait another minute let alone an hour to take common-sense steps that will save lives in the future and urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act.”