U.S. President Joe Biden calls on Congress to reform gun laws to make them “common sense,” on the third anniversary of the Parkland shooting
President Joe Biden on Sunday called on Congress to change laws on the sale and use of firearms, to impose a ban on assault rifles, because there is still an “epidemic of violence” in the United States. He said this on the third anniversary of the Parkland school attack.
“Today I call on Congress to pass common sense gun law reform, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines, and removing immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly flood our streets with guns. This administration will not wait for the next mass shooting to heed this call. We will take action to end the epidemic of violence,” Biden said.
In 2018, a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people. The tragedy led many survivors to advocate for changing gun laws in the United States.