In a video released Tuesday, President Joe Biden spoke directly to the families of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School nine years ago, telling the families of the nation in the shootings that they have “more than our prayers.” It is our duty to act on them. ,
“It doesn’t matter if the whole family will resume the news they got that day,” Biden said in a video. “20 precious first graders, 6 heroic teachers, 1 shooter, and unfriendly violence. Everything changed that morning. And the nation was stunned.”
On December 14, 2012, 20 first graders and 6 teachers were killed by shooters at Sandy Hook Elementary School in New Town, Connecticut. Adam Lanza killed his mother at a Newtown home before the slaughter and committed suicide when police arrived at the school.
Governor of Connecticut. Ned Lamont called for flags to be raised at half-mast across the state on Tuesday in memory of the 26 people who died at the school.
Democrat Lamont said, “We will never forget the 20 innocent children and 6 dedicated teachers who died that terrible morning.”
Biden said it was one of the “worst days” for him and former President Barack Obama to take office. Biden said he found hope in the power of his family and felt he could undergo meaningful reforms, which were disappointingly short.
“And for you, for me, and for many others, it’s still annoying,” he quotes from other large schools in Parkland, Florida, and the recent shootings in Oxford, Michigan. said. “In myriad communities across the country, these horrific shootings made national headlines and confused us as a nation.”
He said this kind of shooting always happened, especially in the community of color, and was not mentioned in the news.
“As a nation, we are indebted more than prayer to all these families. We act on them,” he said.
Biden pointed to the president’s actions to curb the spread of so-called ghost guns and promote safe storage of firearms. He also wants the community to spend some money from large spending plans to help end gun violence.
Senior White House officials said Biden shared complaints expressed by several gun violence prevention groups that Congress was too late to implement the new gun control. Officials also pointed to the government’s multi-pronged approach to preventing gun violence and addressing systemic and root causes.
So far, the Justice Department’s strike force has focused on gun smuggling corridors in some cities, part of the government’s broader approach to combating the spread of gun violence, around 2,000. Officials said this led to the recovery of Ding’s crime gun.
The White House withdrew the nomination of gun control advocate David Chipman and runs the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after facing bipartisan opposition in the Senate. His nomination has been stalled for months, and he is widely seen as one of the administration’s most controversial candidates.
Officials also said the government was working to identify another “good candidate” to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
However, officials said the Biden administration is doing everything possible to reduce gun violence without the ATF’s confirmed director. The officials were not allowed to speak publicly and spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also talked about the steps Congress needs to enact.
“Nearly 10 years after New Town, an average of more than 100 Americans are killed every day by gun violence, crushing their families and terrorizing communities across the country,” she said.
“Let us renew our determination to grieve for all those who live, strengthened by the optimistic spirit of survivors, and build a world free of gun violence and all children. You will feel a sense of safety, security, and fulfillment.” Can get it. “