WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden called for stricter gun laws Tuesday, a day after a gunman killed 10 people in a rampage at a Boulder, Colorado grocery store.
Biden trying to comfort not only survivors and victims’ families, but the nation as a whole.
The president also took an immediate and firm stance on what he sees as the need for more gun control.
“The United States Senate, I hope some are listening, should immediately pass the two House passed bills that close loopholes in the background check system,” said Biden. “These are bills that received votes of both Republicans and Democrats in the House. This is not, it should not be a partisan issue. This is an American issue. It will save lives, American lives. We have to act.”
He also called for the banning of assault weapons and high-capacity weapons.
The 10 victims in Monday’s mass shooting range in ages from 20 to 65, including a police officer.
The suspect has been booked into the Boulder County Jail.
He is thought to be the only person involved in the deadly rampage and is charged with ten counts of first-degree murder.
Authorities don’t yet have a motive.