President Joe Biden has spoken out after a wave of mass shootings rocked the nation within the past few days.
As the Democratic politician celebrated Independence Day, he opened up about the recent fatal tragedies in several states. As REVOLT previously mentioned, a large amount of casualties in Philadelphia, Dallas, Shreveport, and more have been reported.
“This week, our nation has again endured a wave of tragic shootings — just as we mark one year since the tragedy in Highland Park, Illinois,” the president tweeted. “Jill and I grieve for those lost, and as our nation celebrates Independence Day, we pray for the day when we’ll be free from gun violence.”
He continued, “It’s within our power to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, require safe storage, end gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability, and enact universal background checks. I call on Congressional Republicans to come to the table on meaningful, commonsense reforms.”
This week, our nation has again endured a wave of tragic shootings — just as we mark one year since the tragedy in Highland Park, Illinois.— President Biden (@POTUS) July 4, 2023
Jill and I grieve for those lost, and as our nation celebrates Independence Day, we pray for the day when we’ll be free from gun violence.
It's within our power to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, require safe storage, end gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability, and enact universal background checks.— President Biden (@POTUS) July 4, 2023
I call on Congressional Republicans to come to the table on meaningful, commonsense reforms.
In Philadelphia, police arrested 40-year-old Kimbrady Carriker after he reportedly shot and killed five individuals and injured two children on July 3. The district attorney later alleged the shooting was a “random, premeditated, deliberate killing.”
Hundreds of miles south, law enforcement responded to a call in Fort Worth, Texas. Shots rung out while a community engaged in its annual Fourth of July celebration. As a result, three people were fatally shot and eight more wounded. The investigation into the Dallas shooting is ongoing.
And several hours west, a July 4 block party mass shooting in Louisiana left four dead and seven individuals injured. It is unknown if any arrests have been made as the investigation into the tragic incident continues. “This should not happen,” District A Councilwoman Tabatha Taylor told USA Today. “Now we are the victims of a mass shooting in our community. It is trauma for those individuals that only wanted to have a very good time on this holiday.”
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