President Joe Biden will deliver an evening address to the nation on Thursday night about the recent mass shootings, stressing the urgent need for Congress to pass gun restrictions he argues can help curb them.
In an announcement, the White House said Biden will speak at 7:30 EDT about the “tragic mass shootings, and the need for Congress to act to pass commonsense laws to combat the epidemic of gun violence that is taking lives every day.”
The speech follows last week’s shootings by an 18-year-old gunman, who killed 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, as well as one Wednesday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where a gunman shot and killed four people and himself at a medical office.
And in Buffalo, New York, a white 18-year-old wearing military gear and livestreaming with a helmet camera opened fire with a rifle at a supermarket, killing 10 people and wounding three others on May 14 in what authorities described as “racially motivated violent extremism.”
Biden has used national speeches in the past to speak about the coronavirus pandemic and the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. But the President has used such addresses sparingly during his nearly 18 months in office.
Before marking Memorial Day on Monday, Biden told reporters at the White House that there may be some bipartisan support to tighten restrictions on the kind of high-powered weapons used by the gunman in Uvalde. But he also noted that, while he had taken some steps via executive actions, he didn’t have the power as President to “outlaw a weapon.”
“The Second Amendment was never absolute,” Biden said then. “You couldn’t buy a cannon when the Second Amendment was passed. You couldn’t go out and buy a lot of weapons.”
He also said that “things have gotten so bad that everybody’s getting more rational, at least that’s my hope,” adding, “There’s realization on the part of rational Republicans” who realize ”we can’t keep repeating ourselves — and that was before to the Tulsa shootings.
Visiting Uvalde on Sunday, Biden mourned privately for three-plus hours with anguished families. Faced with chants of “do something” as he departed a church service, the President pledged: “We will.”
Lawmakers from both parties have been negotiating small steps on gun limits since shortly after the Uvalde shooting, and the House is planning to move forward with a vote on an assault weapons ban that likely wouldn’t pass the Senate.
Republished with permission from The Associated Press.
June 2, 2022 at 8:25 pm
So the liberals spent the last several years tearing at the first amendment, and now they set their sights on the 2nd amendment. They want to pack the courts. They want to eliminate the filibuster. They want to radically change this country’s voting laws. They want to abolish the electoral college. And they want to jam a woke agenda down the throats of Americans. These people want full power and control, and they want to enact radical reforms.
Today’s Democratic party is the most dangerous, radical, anti-American party this country has ever seen! No part of the Constitution is safe. The Democrats have a problem with the entire document!
Don’t Look Up
June 3, 2022 at 1:08 am
Fake News Alert
June 5, 2022 at 1:48 pm
Yeah they should address the Nation on neglect not radically remove rights for neglect
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Dr. Vinny Boombatz
June 2, 2022 at 10:12 pm
Dan, love your intensity and willingness to engage in commentary, but please get help with your farting problem. Everything you say sounds like a common fart. There is not a damn original fart sound in the whole gaseous outburst. You sound like the same old farts you’ve been sucking up from social media and Fox. Try an original fart, something new and clever and exciting — squeeze a little harder and let up mid-fart, then squeeze again, you know, variations on a theme, man. You no doubt have valid criticisms of Democrats — hell, that would be easy — but farting old farts does nothing for your side. I don’t agree with you, Dan, but I think you could do better. I like a good, solid, hard-squeezed original argument with a worthy foe. Not an exchange of gas. I do that with my LP at Walmart.
June 2, 2022 at 10:57 pm
In typical Democrat and liberal fashion….their solution to every problem is more government, less freedom.
The motto of the Democratic party….more government, less freedom.
Everything the Democrats do is designed to erode away more and more of our rights and freedoms.
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