In the wake of a deadly Fed-ex facility shooting that took place in Indianapolis and left eight people dead, President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass gun control legislation.
“Last night and into the morning in Indianapolis, yet again families had to wait to hear word about the fate of their loved ones. What a cruel wait and fate that has become too normal and happens every day somewhere in our nation,” Biden said in a statement following the shooting. “We must act.”
“I also urged Congress to hear the call of the American people – including the vast majority of gun owners – to enact commonsense gun violence prevention legislation, like universal background checks and a ban of weapons of war and high-capacity magazines,” Biden added.
Two gun control bills recently passed through the house, both focused on expanding background checks to purchase firearms.
However, Biden is calling for a full ban on what his administration refers to as ‘assault weapons’ and ‘high-capacity magazines. He also called on Congress to end ‘immunity’ for gun manufacturers which would hold lawful companies accountable for crimes committed with their products.