A reality check amid so much hyperbolic coverage, advocacy and chatter . . .
PREZ BIDEN PROBABLY WON'T BE TAKING ANYBODY'S GUNS GIVEN HIS HORRIFIC POLLING NUMBERS!!!
And so tough talk, blame game politics and attempting to bolsters his numbers by (rhetorically) climbing atop the bodies of murdered youngsters is a desperate last ditch effort.
Sadly . . .
Given a week of angry KCMO tweeting following an American tragedy . . .
We've noticed that the vast majority of KCMO council members support gun control of some kind in the aftermath of a horrific Texas school slaughter.
Check-it . . .
The president called the proposals “rational, common-sense measures” to tackle gun violence in the United States.
“How much more carnage are we willing to accept?” Biden said in the address from the White House. “Let’s meet the moment. Let us finally do something.”
Biden’s speech represented his most detailed plea yet to Congress for action in the wake of a devastating mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, in which 19 children and two teachers were killed by an 18-year-old gunman. That mass shooting followed another at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., last month that killed 10 people.
While Biden has called for a renewal of the 1994 assault weapons ban and expanded background checks before, he has largely shied away from directing Congress to take specific actions in the wake of the shootings in Uvalde and Buffalo. The president has faced calls from some advocates to do more to pressure Congress for action.
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President Biden on Thursday called for a series of specific actions to respond to recent mass shootings, using a prime-time address to urge Congress to ban assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines or otherwise raise the purchasing age from 18 to 21. Biden also pushed Congress to expand background checks, pass "red flag" laws and safe storage requirements, as well...
"If that's not enough motivation for us to recognize that we need to include sensible legislation to provide more gun safety in this country, then we have a bigger problem," Cardona said in an interview with POLITICO on Thursday. "If the murder of children is not enough for people to recognize that these conversations have to happen, then I'm very concerned."
As President Joe Biden and Congress ponder how to respond to the latest U.S. mass shootings, the Supreme Court is due to decide a major case that could undermine new efforts to enact gun control measures while making existing ones vulnerable to legal attack.
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