Every day, gun violence claims lives in communities across the country. The White House assured Tuesday that it continues to fight to stop it.
The administration of President Joe Biden on Tuesday condemned the gun violence that is causing daily shooting deaths and injuries in the United States.
The White House press secretary released a statement listing the latest shootings that made national headlines and offered the Administration’s condolences to the families of the victims.
“Over the past day and a half, more families across our country have been scarred by the devastating impacts of gun violence in America, including reports of a shooter today attacking two law enforcement officers from a Newark rooftop, New Jersey. Last night in Houston, award-winning recording artist Kirsnick Khari Ball, also known as Takeoff, lost his life at age 28 and two others were injured. In Chicago, 14 were injured by gunshots, including three children, and one was injured by a vehicle while trying to flee last night. In Kansas City, six were injured and a teenager died at a Halloween party,” lists the statement from White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
“These are just the shootings that made national headlines. In other cases, we may not know the names of the victims, but we still grieve with their families and communities. Our deepest condolences go out to the families of each and every one of the victims,” said Jean-Pierre.
“It’s enough. Gun violence in this country is an epidemic that will not end with thoughts and prayers alone, the statement continues.
“President Biden will continue to do everything in his power to reduce gun violence, including asking Congress to increase community violence intervention funding, ensure universal background checks, and send legislation to his desk. that bans assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. It’s about time we turn our pain into purpose.”
The Gun Violence Archive records more than 37,000 gun deaths and more than 33,000 gunshot injuries so far this year.
The rules to prevent gun violence and increase gun control cited in the White House statement, such as a bipartisan gun control bill, have been discussed and in many cases have been awaiting approval in Congress.
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