Biden Says He Has Limited Power To Implement Gun Control Measures

Biden Says He'll Let Congress Decide What To Do About Gun Violence

Biden Speaks On GUN Control – Here’s What He Says

( – Democrats have called for new gun regulations in the wake of the May 24 elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. The tragedy claimed the lives of 19 children and 2 teachers. However, President Joe Biden recently told reporters he had to let Congress decide what to do to reduce the nation’s gun violence.

On Monday, May 30, Biden spoke with journalists upon his return to the White House on Marine One after meeting family members of the Texas victims. A reporter asked if he felt any additional motivation to take action on guns. The president responded that he’d been “pretty motivated all along.”

Another reporter asked if Biden felt he had a responsibility to address gun violence. Biden said he would take whatever executive action he could, but then pointed out he “can’t outlaw a weapon” or “change the background checks,” adding, “I cannot do that.” Those issues are up to Congress.

Biden concluded his remarks by telling reporters he thought Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) were both “rational Republicans” who understand the country can’t allow the violence to continue.

McConnell recently called on Cornyn to work with a group of Democrats to negotiate new legislation to reduce gun violence. Led by Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), the bipartisan group is discussing various options like nationalizing red flag laws and expanding background checks.

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