The debate on the proliferation of firearms in the United States is rekindled. After the shooting he did 10 killed, including a police officer This Tuesday, March 23, US President Joe Biden calls for a ban on assault rifles. The new murder took place less than a week after a man gunned down eight people at Asian massage parlors in Atlanta, Georgia.
“I do not have no need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common sense actions that will save lives in the future and to urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act, “said Joe Biden, after ordering the flags to be raised. public buildings “. We must also ban assault rifles“he added.
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also says she supports swift action. “we must act now to prevent this scourge from continuing to plague our population. “Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer denounced” a continuing epidemic of gun violence that is stealing innocent lives with alarming regularityBut the hypothesis of toughening gun laws remains unlikely given Republican opposition.