US President Joe Biden at an event at the White House to mark the passing of a law bipartisan campaign to reduce gun violence.
Joe Biden on Monday said he was “determined” to go further in the fight against gun violence and to re-ban the sale of the assault rifles that have turned the United States into “champions of battle”.
From the White House, the American president welcomed the passage last month of a law aimed at strengthening the regulation of firearms. fire, the largest in nearly 30 years, but which remains well below its ambitions in this area.
The vote on this text, thanks to the votes of several Republican senators, came after two killings that shocked the country.
A young man armed with a semi-automatic rifle killed 19 children and 2 female teachers at a Texas elementary school in late May, and shortly before that a supremacist militant had killed 10 black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, Texas. x27;State of New York, with the same type of weapon.
This law proves that we can, despite the defeatists, make significant progress against violence by firearms, assured Mr. Biden.
He called to galvanize this movement in the face of the repeated shootings in our schools, our places of worship, our workplaces, our stores, our music festivals, our nightclubs and so many other everyday places that are happening. are transformed into battlefields.
Many citizens turned out to take part in the event celebrating the passage of a bipartisan law to reduce gun violence, in Washington, on July 11, 2022.
The AR-15 type semi-automatic rifles, very often used in massacres in recent years, were banned between 1994 and 2004, he recalled.
I am determined to ban these weapons again, as well as the high-capacity 30-round magazines (which can) fire hundreds of bullets in minutes, he said.
He also wants the law to punish gun owners who don't store them in a locked safe.
If you have a gun, you have the responsibility to get her to safety and keep her locked up, he said, assuring that he himself owned four guns, two of mine and two of my deceased son, and they are locked up. /p>
Faced with activists for the right to bear arms, who accuse the Democrats of wanting to confiscate their weapons, Joe Biden assured that there is the right to carry a gun, but we also have the right to live freely, without fear for our lives.
Almost 400 million firearms are in circulation in the United States. United States.
According to the site G a Violence Archive, which includes suicides in its data, more than 23,200 people have been killed by firearm since the start of the year.