“It is easier to buy a gun here than it is to vote”: Georgia State Senator Michelle Au proposes gun control measure amid wave of violence against Asian Americans

"It is easier to buy a gun here than it is to vote": Georgia State Senator Michelle Au proposes gun control measure amid wave of violence against Asian Americans

On Friday President Biden and Vice President Harris met with community leaders in Atlanta, Georgia, to discuss the recent wave of violence targeting Asian Americans. Democratic Georgia State Senator Michelle Au was part of those talks. She joins CBSN with more on the meeting and why she says a gun control bill she’s sponsoring is the logical next step. Video Transcript – Communities across the country held vigils and protests this weekend demanding justice and calling for an end to anti-Asian racism. The demonstrations come after a gunman opened fire inside several Atlanta area spas, killing eight people. Six of the victims of Tuesday’s attack were women of Asian descent. The US has seen a surge of violent attacks targeting Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders that began shortly after the start of the pandemic. President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took a break from promoting vaccines and the American Rescue Plan Friday to meet with Asian-American community leaders in Atlanta. Afterward, Mr. Biden called on the nation to speak out against racism. JOE BIDEN: Hate and violence often hide in plain sight. It’s often met with silence. That’s been true throughout our history, but that has to change. Because our silence is complicity. We cannot be complicit. We have to speak out. We have to act. – Georgia State Senator Dr. Michelle Au is one of the lawmakers working to address this problem. She joins us now from Atlanta. Dr. Au, Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders have been calling for […]

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