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A Plea for Action President Joe Biden
Speaking from the Rose Garden, the President was joined by lawmakers and families who’ve suffered the devastating consequences of gun violence. With a hint of exasperation and a dash of humor, he appealed, “After every mass shooting, we hear a simple message … do something. Please do something.” Clearly, it’s about time we did something, right?
Kamala Harris Takes the Lead President Joe Biden
Heading up this crucial new office is Vice President Kamala Harris, a former prosecutor who’s all too familiar with the courtroom drama. Biden reckons her experience is just what the doctor ordered for this endeavor. The goals are clear: make sure the bipartisan gun safety law passed last year is enforced across the nation and follow through on Biden’s executive actions to curb gun violence.
When Congress Hits a Bullseye President Joe Biden
The President isn’t holding his breath when it comes to Congress, though. To tighten gun restrictions or wave goodbye to so-called “assault weapons,” they’d need to pass some laws. And let’s face it, Congress passing anything unanimously these days feels about as likely as a unicorn sighting. Republicans have been inching away from stricter gun laws, and they’re not about to pull a U-turn anytime soon.
Gunning for the Youth Vote President Joe Biden
But Biden and his fellow Democrats are placing their bets on gun safety as a major talking point for the 2024 election. Especially when it comes to younger voters, they’re hoping this issue will hit the bullseye. Rep. Maxwell Frost, the youngest member of Congress, joined the President on this exciting day and shared his motivation for entering politics: “I didn’t want to get shot in school.” Fair point, young man.
The Grim Statistics President Joe Biden
If you’re not convinced that something needs to change, here’s a chilling fact: firearms are the top killer of children in the United States. So far this year, 220 kids under 11 and 1,054 aged 12 to 17 have lost their lives to guns. The President, with a hint of exasperation, emphasized, “We all want our kids to have the freedom to learn how to read and write instead of duck and cover, for God’s sake.”
Aiming for Safer Times President Joe Biden
It’s not just politicians and parents who are wishing for stricter gun laws. Most Americans are on board, regardless of the current rules in their state. The hope is simple: fewer guns could lead to fewer mass shootings. And, let’s be honest, that’s a win-win for everyone.
Taking Aim at the Stats President Joe Biden
As of the latest tally, there have been at least 35 mass killings in the U.S. in 2023 alone, leaving at least 171 people dead. And that’s not even counting the shooters who met their own unfortunate end. These numbers are as chilling as a deep freezer in the North Pole, and it’s high time we did something to thaw this situation.
So, here’s to hoping that this new federal office takes a successful shot at reducing gun violence in the land of the brave and the home of the free. Time will tell if they’re on target or if we’ll keep playing this never-ending game of political dodgeball.