Kamala Harris in support of a ban on assault rifles also wants more background checks
After visiting the burial of 86-year-old Ruth Whitfield, who was killed during a shooting at a Buffalo grocery two weeks ago by an avowed white supremacist, US Vice President Kamala Harris called for a ban on assault rifles.
In light of the recent spate of mass shootings, Harris, who only spoke after being summoned by the Rev. Al Sharpton, declared that America is suffering from “an epidemic of hate.”
“What happened here in Buffalo, in Texas, in Atlanta, in Orlando, what happened in the synagogues, this is a moment that requires all good people, all people who love God, to stand up and say, ‘We will not tolerate this. Enough is enough!’ We will come together and not let those people, who are motivated by hate, drive us apart or make us afraid,” she emphasized.
There was a brief prayer break when the vice president left with a huge arrangement of white flowers. On the 17th of May, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden both paid their respects at the same monument.
Ten African Americans were slain in a racist attack on a Buffalo grocery two weeks ago, and Ruth Whitfield, 86, was the last to be buried.
Harris called for a ban on assault weapons and rigorous background checks as she boarded a plane to leave Buffalo.
Two teachers and 19 students were killed in a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, ten days after a shooter opened fire at a school in Buffalo, New York.
Even if “outlaw tragedy” is not an option, Joe Biden said earlier this week that the United States might seek to make it safer.
An implicit reference to tightening restrictions on the ownership of weapons, which the US Constitution protects as a fundamental right, was made by President Joe Biden in a speech at the University of Delaware.