White House calls for weapon ban after St. Louis school shooting
“Every day that the Senate fails to send an assault weapons ban to the president’s desk or waits to take another common sense action is a day too late.”
Following the St. Louis school shooting, gun legislation was thrust back into the spotlight in Washington.
During the White House press briefing on Monday, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated that more action is needed to prevent gun violence like what occurred at Central VPA High School.
“Every day that the Senate fails to send an assault weapons ban to the president’s desk or waits to take another common sense action is a day too late for families and communities impacted by gun violence,” Jean-Pierre said.
Interim St. Louis Police Chief Michael Sack said the shooter used a long gun and had “nearly a dozen” high-capacity magazines, each holding 30 rounds.
After the July 4th mass shooting in Highland Park, President Joe Biden signed a $13 federal gun safety package this summer, but some advocates say it was insufficient.
The statement on the shooting is as follows:
“This morning, another shooting — another school shooting — this time in St. Louis, Missouri — has reportedly left at least three people dead, including the shooting suspect, and injured several others.
“Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by today’s senseless violence, particularly those injured and killed, their families, as well as the first respondents.
“In the wake of Newtown, Parkland, Buffalo, Uvalde, and countless other shootings in communities across the country, we need additional action to stop the scourge of gun violence.
“Every day that the Senate fails to send assault weapons ban to the President’s desk or waits to take another — other common-sense actions is a day too late for our families and communities impacted by gun violence.”