President Biden calls for tougher gun control laws | News


The president of the United States, Joe Biden reiterated this Thursday before Congress the need to implement more restrictive legislation on the control of firearms in a speech issued to the country from the White House.


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“How much more carnage are we willing to accept? Said the president in his speech, while calling for the “conscience and common sense” of the legislative power.

As he stated, the solution does not lie in taking weapons away from their owners, but in knowing that the Second Amendment of the Constitution does not grant unlimited rights to owners of weapons.

The speech responds to the fear generated in the country after the growing wave of shootings reported in the last month. The best known was the one in the Uvalde community in Texas, where an 18-year-old boy murdered 19 children and two teachers.

The president referred to this fact and acknowledged that weapons are the leading cause of death of minors in the country.

We need to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and if we can’t ban them then we should raise the age to buy them from 18 to 21, he said.

He also proposed the guarantee of weapons storage, the improvement in mental health care and the increase in the age limit for the purchase of weapons.

On the other hand, he suggested the extension to the federal level of the application of red flag laws that allow the authorities to remove weapons from suspected individuals for themselves or for the place where they are.

Even though more than 230 shootings are reported in the United States in the current year alone, according to the organization Gun Violence Archive, the support of 10 Republican senators is needed to put into practice a law that stops the wave of violence in the country to root of gun ownership.

The president explained that even when the proposals pass the lower house, the support of at least 10 Republican senators is necessary to overcome obstructionism and succeed in enacting a law that curbs the growing violence in the country.

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