Just two months into his presidency, President Joe Biden is calling on lawmakers to tighten gun control laws across the United States.
Before Biden’s trip to Columbus, Ohio Tuesday, the president made the comments at the White House, eluding to the option of taking executive action if needed.
This comes less than 24 hours after 10 people died in a grocery story mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado and less than seven days after eight people, mostly of Asian decent, were murdered in an Atlanta-area shooting spree at area spas.
“As president I’m going to use all the resources at my disposal to keep people safe,” Biden said.
One officer died in the grocery shooting, leaving behind seven children.
“He thought he would be coming home to his family and seven children, but when the moment came, Officer Talley did not hesitate in his duty, making the ultimately sacrifice to save lives, that’s the definition of an American hero,” President Biden said.