Following the mass shooting that killed 10 people in Buffalo, New York, on May 14th, 2022, President Biden is facing urgent demands to reform gun control. The tragic hate crime occurred at a supermarket in a predominately black community and the suspect’s actions are said to be “pure evil.” Biden describes how the suspect was “armed with weapons of war and hate-filled soul.”
While President Biden has made addresses about the hate-motivated action, many are urging him to take control and accountability, especially via social media usage. Since the act was committed on Saturday night, many have gone on to display their frustration with Biden’s failed efforts to restrict access to certain guns and have claimed that aiming to end hatred in the nation is simply not enough.
The mayor of Buffalo, Byron Brown, has since called for “sensible gun control” following the shooting that killed 10 people and injured 3 in his city, and questioned if “any residents are safe in this country anymore?”
After the news of yet another mass shooting on Sunday, May 15th, Brown went to Twitter to state, “Enough is enough! The news of the shooting at a church in Laguna Woods, CA is absolutely sickening. No community should have to go through the trauma of a mass shooting. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of those impacted by gun violence in this country.”
Public officials and United States citizens everywhere are looking to President Biden with anger, hope, and sadness, in hopes of taking action to help reduce gun violence at the root of the cause.