Biden responds to Mississippi mass shooting that left 6 dead

Joe Biden, President of U.S.

© APA | Joe Biden, President of U.S.

# 18 February 2023 09:08 (UTC +04:00)

Gun violence is an epidemic, and Congress must act now, said President of U.S. Joe Biden in response to a Mississippi mass shooting that left six people dead, APA reports citing WLBT.

“Jill and I are mourning for the six killed in today’s violence in Tate County, Mississippi — as we have for far too many Americans,” the president said. “We grieve with their families and with Americans nationwide as gun violence claims yet more lives. We are also praying for the recovery of those injured in this horrendous attack and for survivors who will carry both grief and trauma with them for the rest of their lives.”

The president issued this statement in a press release after an alarming stat regarding mass shootings in the country.

According to the president, in just 48 days into the year, America has suffered at least 73 mass shootings.

“We need—need—commonsense gun law reforms. That includes requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, fully closing the boyfriend loophole to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, requiring safe storage of guns, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets,” President Biden said.