“Today, I urge Congress to enact sensible reforms of the Firearms Act, including demanding background checks on all arms sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for weapons manufacturers who deliberately lay weapons of war on our streets,” Biden said in a declaration.
“This administration will not wait for the next mass shooting to follow that call,” the statement said. “We will take steps to end our epidemic of gun violence and make our schools and communities safer.”
CNN has reached out to the White House on how the administration plans to adopt Biden’s proposed gun law reforms.
The president’s stated commitment to tackle gun violence dates back to his time on the campaign trail as he fought to strengthen gun control measures. His openness to addressing the issue was noted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday, who said Congress would work with the administration to adopt two background check proposals, which were passed by Parliament during the last Congress.
In his statement, Biden spoke of the personal toll the Parkland tragedy has had on the families of the victims, saying that “like too many families – and indeed like our nation – they have been left to wonder if things would ever be okay. “
“We owe it to all those we have lost and all those who are left to make a change,” he said. “The time to act is now.”
CNN’s Dakin Andone contributed to this report.
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