Biden uses Uvalde anniversary to make another anti-gun plea

The president insisted that, until Congress takes action, shootings will continue across the country.

This Wednesday, U.S. President Joe Biden delivered a speech on the one-year anniversary of the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. As expected, he once again took the opportunity to make an anti-gun plea.

Although the president paid his respects to the victims of the shooting (19 children and two teachers), he used the moment of commemoration of an unprecedented tragedy to insist that Congress take action against guns.

"We still need to ban, in my view, AR-15 assault weapons once again, you know they have been used time and again in mass killings of innocent children and people (…) Today guns remain the number one killer of children in America," the president said from the White House.

Once again, Biden held Congress accountable for the massive attacks occurring in the country. In his opinion, the shootings will continue as long as measures are not taken so that guns are out "of the hands of dangerous people."

"Until we establish universal background checks, establish national red flag, require safe storage of firearms and end immunity liability of gun manufacturers," he said regarding future actions he feels should be taken: "it is time to act."

Biden has made it clear on several occasions that one of his policy goals is to increase gun control under the guise of decreasing and eradicating mass shootings. However, many of these incidents occur in states with greater gun control.

In fact, most of the deadliest shootings that occurred from 2020 through earlier this year took place in states with stricter gun laws.

As of January 2023, California accumulated the highest number of fatalities since 2020 due to shootings, as  six of the nation's deadliest shootings took place in that time.