EFE USA: Father of victim who opened fire on school interrupts Biden during gun law signing event 7/11/2022 22:39

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The father of one of the 2018 victims of the shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida, interrupted US President Joe Biden during an event at the White House on Monday to sign an agreed-upon gun control bill between Democratic and Republican politicians. .

Joaquin Oliver’s father, Manuel Oliver, stood up at the hearing to criticize the president, claiming that the initiative was insufficient to end gun violence in the United States.

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Biden replied, “Sit down. Listen to what I have to say. Let me finish talking.”

At Oliver’s insistence, the security service removed him from the scene.

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Biden argued that the new law “represents real progress” and “will save lives”, but acknowledged that “there is still much to be done”. He called for a ban on the sale of assault rifles commonly used in large-scale shootings to civilians and swore he would “not stop” until that happened.

The massacre that took place on May 24 at a school in Uvalde, Texas, that killed 19 children and two teachers, reignited the gun ownership debate in the country. Democratic leadership favors greater control over gun sales, but there is resistance from many Republican politicians.

In June, both sides passed a new gun control law in Congress that didn’t have much impact but is considered the largest initiative of its kind in the past three decades.

The law includes a review of the gun purchase process for those under the age of 21 and expands so-called “red flag” laws across the country, allowing for a legal procedure for confiscating firearms from persons posing a danger to others or themselves, among others. quantity.

07/11/2022 22:39updated on 07/11/2022 23:40

source: Noticias

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