President Joe Biden, on the Parkland school shooting’s third anniversary, called onto Congress to approve stringent gun regulations, including a ban on assault weapons. As per a statement issued by White House, Mr Biden asked Congress on Sunday to pass regulations needing background check on all the gun sales, a ban on high-capacity magazines and assault weapons and removing immunity for the gun producers.
No further information was provided by the White House related to Mr Biden’s planning.
On 14 February, 2018, one gunman opened fire right at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing seventeen. Since that time, several community members and students have become crusaders for stringent gun regulations. The gunman still awaits a trial.
March for Our Lives, the organization launched by them, has been urging Mr Biden for appointing one gun czar who’d serve in Cabinet-adjacent spot.
Mr Biden had promised on campaign trial for taking action upon guns in his initial 100 days of being elected as the US president. Previous week, gun control organizations Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety said that they had met the members of Biden admin. Both Moms Demand and Everytown said they’ve released roadmaps to determine how Biden admin could take action upon gun violence.