Biden made a written statement on the occasion of “National Gun Violence Awareness Day”.
Noting that 40,000 Americans fell victim to gun violence only last year, Biden noted that he signed the most important gun safety law of the recent period.
Biden pointed out that even that was insufficient. used the phrases.
Stating that Republicans in the US Congress continue to follow the orders of the gun lobby instead of listening to their voters, Biden said, “Instead of protecting our children from gun violence in the classrooms, Republicans in Congress focus on protecting gun manufacturers from liability.” made its assessment.
Biden stated that while guns continue to kill children in America, it should not be too difficult to convince Republicans in Congress, and state legislators should take action.
Pointing out that Americans should also demand more, Biden said, “It is in our hands to protect our shopping malls, markets, cinemas and places of worship from gun violence in the future. It is our responsibility to prevent parents from worrying about leaving their children to school every day, and that our children have to learn how to respond to an attack before they even learn to read and write. “We have it. But Congress needs to act.” made a statement.
Gun violence in the USA
Since the beginning of the year, 17,737 people have died in the United States due to gun violence.
According to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), which archives armed violence in the country, 268 mass shootings were carried out in the USA this year.
Victims of gun violence include 113 children aged 0 to 11 and 642 children aged 12 to 17. The number of injured children between the ages of 0-17 was recorded as 1894.
587 people lost their lives and 361 people were injured in gun violence involving the police.