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Presidet Biden releases statement on gun control following Joliet shooting

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  • President Biden’s statement on gun control.
  • He asks Congress to act after the Chicago shooting
  • He calls for stricter gun control.

The White House calls for stricter gun control! The President of the United States, Joe Biden calls for Congress to act on stricter gun control laws.

The White House released a statement after the tragic shooting that left eight dead in Joliet Chicago on Monday, January 22, once again devastating a community.

The president and the first lady both offered their condolences to the families of the victims.

Currently, in the U.S., it is estimated there have been around 25 mass shootings and four mass murders in 2024 according to The Gun Violence Archive.

Biden calls on Congress to act on gun control

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U.S. President Joe Biden, urged Congress Wednesday to pass stricter gun control laws.

He pointed out the importance of measures such as universal background checks and a national red flag law.

The White House issued the statement after a man went on a killing spree last week, according to EFE.

He shot and killed eight people, most of whom were family members, in Joliet, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois.

‘Congress must act now’

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“Congress must act now,” Biden said in the statement, while offering his condolences and those of First Lady Jill Biden, to the families of the victims.

The president assured that he is working hard to keep the American people safe.

«This tragedy underscores why I am doing everything in my power to keep guns off our streets and out of the hands of those who seek to harm themselves or others,» he said.

He stressed that Congress needs to act now to make it harder for killers to get firearms.

What happened in Joliet?

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This statement comes in the wake of a mass shooting on Sunday where one victim was shot randomly outside an apartment building.

Later, police found seven more victims, in two different houses, who were all believed to be related to the shooter.

The alleged perpetrator, 23-year-old Romeo Nance shot and killed himself on Monday after the United States Marshals Service located him.

It was reported that this happened during a confrontation with police in Natalia, Texas.

‘It is within our power’

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In his statement President Biden highlighted that his administration is strengthening the gun background check system.

He added that he is «cracking down» on arms trafficking through initiatives like the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.

“It is within our power to stop the epidemic of gun violence tearing our communities apart,” said the president.

Joliet police have reported that the investigation into the mass shooting “remains open.”

An urgent call for gun control

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Joe Biden’s urgent call reflects the seriousness of the situation in Joliet and highlights the imperative need to address gun violence in the United States.

Universal background checks and the national red flag law are seen as crucial steps to strengthen public safety.

We must protect communities from future traumatic episodes resulting from gun violence.

The president not only urged Congress to act quickly, but also highlighted the responsibility we all share as a society.

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