Ten years after Sandy Hook, Joe Biden 'determined' to strengthen gun control
Commemoration monument for the victims of the Sandy Hook Massacre, December 14, 2012, Connecticut< /p>
Joe Biden on Wednesday commemorated the tenth anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, one of the worst school shootings in US history, by saying Americans bear “societal guilt” for not having dealt adequately with gun violence ever since.
On December 14, 2012, a heavily armed man shot and killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where families gathered Wednesday at a memorial that was unveiled last month on the edge of the facility's grounds.
It's notoriety no one wants, said Skeff Bisset, whose two children who were in the school in 2012 survived.
The tenth anniversary of the massacre comes shortly after far-right polemicist Alex Jones was convicted of spreading conspiracy theories about Sandy Hook, denying the existence even massacre.
It also takes place six months after Congress passed the first major federal gun reform in 30 years, following the recent shootings at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and a supermarket in Buffalo, Texas. New York State.
We have a moral obligation to pass and enforce laws that can prevent this stuff from happening again, Joe Biden said in a communicated.
We owe it to the brave young survivors and families who lost part of their souls ten years ago.
Commemoration of the Sandy Hook shooting in Newton, Connecticut
The American president notably advocates the #x27;ban on assault rifles and high capacity ammo magazines, implicated in many mass shootings like Sandy Hook.
“This is too much. We must eliminate these weapons that have no other purpose than to kill people in large numbers”
—Joe Biden, President of the United States
Former President Barack Obama also released a statement commemorating the saddest day of [his] presidency while saying that slowly, gradually, the tide is turning and that real change is possible.< /p>