On Tuesday, President Joe Biden argued that Congress needed to pass gun control laws because “the full extent” of his executive power had already been used to stop mass shootings.
Biden urged Congress to pass gun control laws in the aftermath of the Nashville Christian School shooting as he left the White House for Durham, North Carolina.
The President claimed, “I have done the full range of my executive authority to accomplish on my own — anything about guns. Congress must take action.”
Before addressing the shooting at the Nashville Christian School, Biden makes an ice cream joke.
He added, “I am unable to do anything but beg Congress to act reasonably,” calling owning a rifle a “crazy” and “bizarre” notion.
He claimed that the majority of Americans believed owning assault firearms to be strange and crazy.
The second transgender-identified woman to attack a school since 2019 was Audrey Elizabeth Hale, who is accused of killing six people on Monday at a Christian school in the Nashville region.
Biden was asked if he would travel to Nashville to express his condolences to the victims of the atrocity.
Without mentioning any future travel plans, Biden responded, “I have spoken with everybody down there, from the mayor and the senators to all the players. Today I spoke with the police superintendent. Each one of them has heard from me.”
Following Karine Jean-Pierre, the press secretary for the White House’s assertion that Republicans were to blame for the massacre committed by a transgender woman on Monday at a Christian school in the Nashville area, Biden made the following remark.
“How many more children must be killed before Republicans in Congress take initiative and approve the assault weapons ban?” She enquired on Monday.
“I’ll ask Republicans in Congress, What are you planning to say to these parents?” The next day, she asked, “How will you address these parents?”
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) denounced her remarks as being demeaning. “It doesn’t get any lower than attributing the murders at a Christian school by a transsexual person to Republicans in Congress,” he declared.
The White House’s answer was in contrast to some Republicans’ responses. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) requested on Tuesday that a “federal hate crime” investigation into the shooting be opened by Alejandro Mayorkas, the secretary of homeland security, and Christopher Wray, the director of the FBI.
Hawley wrote to Wray and Mayorkas, “Federal Law explicitly criminalizes violence against people based on religious affiliation as hate crimes. This Christian school, its students, and staff were the targets of Hale’s premeditated attack, according to Nashville law enforcement,”