President Biden marked the third anniversary of the Parkland capturing by vowing robust motion in opposition to the gun violence epidemic.
The President mentioned in a press release supplied to PoliticusUSA by the White Home:
Three years in the past at the moment, a lone gunman took the lives of 14 college students and three educators at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty in Parkland, Florida. In seconds, the lives of dozens of households, and the lifetime of an American neighborhood, have been modified endlessly.
For 3 years now, the Parkland households have spent birthdays and holidays with out their family members. They’ve missed out on the expertise of sending their kids off to varsity or seeing them on their first job after highschool. Like far too many households, they’ve needed to bury items of their soul deep inside the Earth. Like far too many households — and, certainly, like our nation — they’ve been left to wonder if issues would ever be okay.
These households are usually not alone. In massive cities and small cities. In faculties and procuring malls. In church buildings, mosques, synagogues, and temples. In film theaters and live performance halls. On metropolis road corners that can by no means get a point out on the night information. All throughout our nation, dad and mom, spouses, kids, siblings, and mates have identified the ache of shedding a cherished one to gun violence. And on this season of a lot loss, final 12 months’s historic improve in homicides throughout America, together with the gun violence disproportionately devastating Black and Brown people in our cities, has added to the variety of empty seats at our kitchen tables. At this time, as we mourn with the Parkland neighborhood, we mourn for all who’ve misplaced family members to gun violence.
Over these three years, the Parkland households have taught all of us one thing profound. Again and again, they’ve confirmed us how we will flip our grief into function – to march, manage, and construct a robust, inclusive, and sturdy motion for change.
The Parkland college students and so many different younger folks throughout the nation who’ve skilled gun violence are carrying ahead the historical past of the American journey. It’s a historical past written by younger folks in every technology who challenged prevailing dogma to demand a easy reality: we will do higher. And we’ll.
This Administration won’t watch for the following mass capturing to heed that decision. We’ll take motion to finish our epidemic of gun violence and make our faculties and communities safer. At this time, I’m calling on Congress to enact commonsense gun regulation reforms, together with requiring background checks on all gun gross sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun producers who knowingly put weapons of warfare on our streets. We owe it to all these we’ve misplaced and to all these left behind to grieve to make a change. The time to behave is now.
Biden’s assertion didn’t recommend taking weapons away, confiscating weapons, or any of the opposite nonsense that the NRA (the gun manufacturing foyer) has used to scare Republicans into opposing common sense gun reforms. Sooner or later within the close to future, the pandemic will finish and it’ll solely be a matter of time till the following horrific mass capturing happens.
After every week of being distracted by the ghost of the corrupt failed one-term president of the current previous, Joe Biden is reminding America that there’s actual work to be executed and that those that have misplaced or had their lives endlessly modified in shootings like Parkland, will get the change and justice that they’ve been preventing for.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who’s White Home Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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