Biden Calls Out Republicans’ ‘Thoughts And Prayers’ In Latest Gun Control Plea

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from The Huffington Post,

President Joe Biden called out Republicans for sending “thoughts and prayers” following the latest mass shooting, and called on members of Congress to pass gun-control bills.

The mass shooting at a mall near Dallas, Texas, on Saturday left nine people dead, including the gunman.

“Republican Members of Congress cannot continue to meet this epidemic with a shrug. Tweeted thoughts and prayers are not enough,” the president said in a statement released Sunday.

Biden noted that the Texas gunman wore tactical gear and was armed with an AR-15-style weapon.

Republicans control the House and have been unwilling to support gun restrictions, which they say violate the Second Amendment.

“I will sign it immediately,” Biden said of such a bill. “We need nothing less to keep our streets safe.”

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