Joe Biden Mourns Second Mass Shooting in 6 Days and Urges Congress to Pass Gun Reform

Joe Biden Mourns Second Mass Shooting in 6 Days and Urges Congress to Pass Gun Reform A somber Joe Biden said Tuesday that he and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden were "devastated" over Monday’s supermarket shooting in Boulder, Colorado — the country’s second mass shooting in public in less than a week. Local authorities say 10 people were killed Monday afternoon in the University of Colorado town, six days after a shooting spree in Georgia killed eight people, including six Asian women, at three spas. "While the flag was still flying half-staff for the tragedy, another American city has been scarred by gun violence and the resulting trauma," the president, whose aides often cast him in the role of consoler-in-chief, said Tuesday as he delivered another unexpected address mourning shooting victims. "I even hate to even say it, because we’re saying it so often, but my heart goes out," he continued. Biden, 78, said the White House will continue to keep flags at half-staff to honor the victims of gun violence. "I just can’t imagine how the families are feeling and the victims whose futures were stolen from them," he said. He vowed to use every tool available to him to combat gun violence and implored lawmakers to pass legislation, such as two bills that would restrict the sale of assault-style weapons and increase background checks on individuals purchasing a weapon. Gun reform has long been stymied by a deeply divided Congress: Democrats calling for change and Republicans opposing […]

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