President Biden addressed the horrific shooting in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday, urging Congress to pass gun control restrictions in the wake of the tragedy.
“Today, America once again mourns for another community devastated by gun violence,” the president began in a statement issued Sunday night. “In a single act in Sacramento, six individuals left dead and at least a dozen more injured. Families forever changed. Survivors left to heal wounds both visible and invisible.”
“I want to thank the first responders in Sacramento, and all those across the United States, who act every day to save lives,” Biden added. “We know these lives were not the only lives impacted by gun violence last night. And we equally mourn for those victims and families who do not make national headlines.”
“But we must do more than mourn; we must act,” Biden said. “That is why my Administration has taken historic executive action to implement my comprehensive gun crime reduction strategy — from standing up gun trafficking strike forces to helping cities across the country expand community violence interventions and hire more police officers for community policing.”
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