Joe Biden called the US arms control situation a “national shame.” He stated this during a speech to reporters. According to the American president, the White House is taking steps to implement reforms in this area. At the same time, the head of state called on both chambers of Congress to work more actively on changing legislation to tighten supervision of arms trafficking. According to analysts, the need for stricter regulation of the industry in the United States is long overdue, but inter-party contradictions and divisions in society prevent the issue from being resolved.
US President Joe Biden called the state of arms control in the country a “national shame” that must be done away with.
“This must end, because what is happening is a shame, a national shame. And it’s not just the mass shootings. Every day, every single day in the United States there is a “mass shooting”, if we take into account all who die on the streets of our cities and in the countryside. This is a shame for the nation and must end it, ”Biden said during a press conference.
The statements of the head of the White House sounded against the backdrop of yet another case of mass murder in the United States with the use of firearms. On April 16, a former FedEx employee killed eight people and wounded several others at a company building in Indianapolis, Indiana. According to authorities, the suspect shot himself before police arrived at the scene.
According to Biden, his proposed reform to restrict the right to bear arms is based on common sense and is supported by many owners of firearms.
“People who own firearms also support widespread background checks. Most of them believe that assault weapons cannot be sold. Who, pray tell, generally needs a weapon with a magazine for 100 rounds? Or 40? Or 20? It doesn’t have to be that way. And I won’t give up until I get my way, ”Biden said.
He also called on Congress to work more actively in this direction.
“The Congress should get more active and start to act, the Senate should start to act. I strongly support and will never stop supporting the ban on assault weapons and magazines with a capacity of more than ten rounds, ”he said.
At the same time, the head of state noted that until the parliament made the necessary efforts to limit the circulation of weapons, he is looking for ways to change the situation with the help of presidential decrees that do not require the approval of congressmen.