Remarks by President Biden Announcing Actions to Fight Gun Crime and His Nominee for ATF Director, Steve Dettelbach

Remarks by President Biden Announcing Actions to Fight Gun Crime and His Nominee for ATF Director, Steve Dettelbach

Rose Garden 2:42 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Wow. Thank you, Madam Vice President, Deputy Attorney General Monaco. And, Mia, you’re an incredible young woman. We spoke for a moment inside the Oval Office. And a lot of people here who have lost someone — and too many here have lost someone — know that no matter what the occasion, how celebratory or not it is, when you have to repeat it, you relive it like it just happened a moment ago. Your poise, your confidence, and your intellect are really impressive, honey. I mean, they really are. And, you know, I think most people here can tell you’ve gone through serious loss; that the best way to deal with it is to find purpose, and you found real purpose. And you are impressive. And thank you for sharing your strength, for helping us remember your friend Dominic Blackwell and Gracie Muehlberger. You know, Dominic and Gracie’s parents are with us today. Are you prepared to stand up if — I don’t want to embarrass you, but would you stand up? (Applause.) If you have a moment afterwards, maybe you can come into the Oval with me. If you wouldn’t mind, I’d like to talk to you. Frank and Nancy, Bryan and Cindy, everyone here, as they say, feels your pain a little bit, particularly if they’ve suffered a serious loss. You’ve now joined a terrible fellowship of loss that many people have experienced. There are too many survivors and […]

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