Biden calls for action against gun violence after shooting at Super Bowl parade

The President of the United States, Joe Bidencalled for action against armed violence after the shooting that occurred this Wednesday at the end of the Super Bowl parade in Kansas City (Missouri) and in which a One person died and at least 21 were injured.

Biden said this in a statement released by the White House “Deeply hurts the American soul” that the celebration of the Super Bowl victory, “the most unifying event in the United States,” becomes a tragedy.

The President said: “It is time to act” and called on citizens to pressure Congress to “ban assault weapons, restrict high-capacity magazines, increase background checks, and keep guns out of the hands of those who have no business owning or handling guns.” “

“We know what we have to do, we just need the courage to do it,” said Biden, who emphasized that today’s shooting took place in the 6th anniversary of the Parkland High School shootingin South Florida, where 17 people died, including 14 students.

The gun violence epidemic is tearing families and communities apart every day. Some of these are news. Many of them are not. But all of this is unacceptable. “We have to decide who we are as a country,” the president added.

Of the 21 gunshot wounds, eight are considered to be in imminent danger, seven with life-threatening injuries and six with minor injuries, Kansas City Fire Department Chief Ross Grundyson said in a news conference.

The head of the local police department, Stacey Graves, reported in the same press conference the arrest of a third person during the event, adding to the already reported arrests of “two armed individuals” and those considered suspicious.

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