Biden Says ‘We Must Do More Than Mourn’ After Sacramento Mass Shooting
Six people were killed and 12 were injured in a mass shooting early Sunday morning, and President Joe Biden is calling on Congress to do something about it.
After he acknowledged the victims, families and first responders, Biden said, “We must do more than mourn; we must act.”
“Ban ghost guns. Require background checks for all gun sales. Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Repeal gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability. Pass my budget proposal, which would give cities more of the funding they need to fund the police and fund the crime prevention and intervention strategies that can make our cities safer,” the President urged Congress.
Around 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, at least five gunmen opened fire on the crowds outside downtown bars, according to the Sacramento police. They reported that the shooting was related to gang activity. Two of them, who are brothers and were both wounded, have been taken into custody. Both of them had criminal records.
Sacramento Major Darrell Steinberg vowed that questions having to do with why the brothers were on the streets would be answered in the upcoming days.
There have been 120 mass shootings nationwide in a little less than the first quarter of 2022.
“It is a sickness in our culture, and we must do everything we can to heal that sickness,” Steinberg said at a news conference.