Biden, Obama condemn Colorado supermarket shooting, calls for strict gun control
Former President Barack Obama Tuesday condemned the recent mass shooting in Colorado and called for stricter gun laws.
In a statement he posted on Twitter, Obama said that he and former first lady Michelle Obama send their condolences to the families of the victims of Monday’s mass shooting at a Colorado supermarket that left 10 people dead.
“It is long past time for those with the power to fight this epidemic of gun violence to do so,” Obama wrote. “It will take time to root out the disaffection, racism and misogyny that fuels so many of these senseless acts of violence. But we can make it harder for those with hate in their hearts to buy weapons of war.”
A once-in-a-century pandemic cannot be the only thing that slows mass shootings in this country. It’s time for leaders everywhere to listen to the American people when they say enough is enough. pic.twitter.com/7MEJ87Is3E
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 23, 2021
On Monday, a gunman allegedly opened fire at a supermarket in Colorado, killing 10 people, including a Boulder police officer.
Authorities identified the shooting suspect as 21-year-old Ahmad Al Wliwi Alissa, CNN reported.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday called for strict “common sense” gun control and pushed on gun reform that would ban assault weapons and expand universal background checks.
“I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common-sense steps that will save lives in the future,” Biden said.
The House passed a pair of gun reform bills earlier this month, H.R.8 and H.R. 1146.