The White House is seeking action from Congress rather than a gun czar, a task group, or the declaration of a national emergency to address the issue of gun violence.
After the shootings that took place in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York, journalists questioned the press secretary at the White House, Karine Jean-Pierre, on the reasons why President Biden isn’t doing more to reduce gun violence.
Jean-Pierre stated to the reporters when they questioned the White House on what executive steps Biden could take that he needs Congress to act for President Biden to be able to solve this problem on his own.
As a result of the horrific event that took place in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, when a young man aged 18 entered Robb Elementary School and opened fire on a large number of kids and teachers, resulting in the deaths of 21 people. Several legislators, led by Democrats who are in favor of tougher gun legislation, have called for action to be taken to avoid other mass shootings.
There were several different actions that President Biden could take in response to the shooting that took place in Uvalde, such as organizing a gun task force, canceling vacations, and instructing Congress not to leave until the situation is resolved. Every one of these choices was on the table. During his time as a leader in Washington, some people have questioned why President Joe Biden hasn’t done more to prevent mass shootings.