President Calls for Federal Assault Weapons Ban

He asks for Congressional action following the Nashville school shooting

President Joe Biden spoke with the press in the wake of the school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee, and called for Congressional action to pass a federal assault weapons ban into law. “We have to do more to stop gun violence. It’s ripping our communities apart,” Biden said at the White House. “I call on Congress again to pass my assault weapons ban.”

White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre emphasized this point to reporters before Biden’s speech and ask how many more school shootings had to occur before “Congress will step up and act to pass the assault weapons ban, to close loopholes in our background check system or to require the safe storage of guns?”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Lord to guide Congress as they look for ways to curb gun violence in America.
  • For the Holy Spirit to guide the hand of Congress as they respond to current issues with well-crafted legislation.
  • That President Biden remains committed to working with Congressional leaders to move America forward.

Sources: Reuters, University of Pennsylvania


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