Guns Down America Statement on President Biden’s Speech on Gun Violence

June 2, 2022

Washington, D.C. -- Guns Down America Executive Director Igor Volsky released the following statement in reaction to President Biden’s address tonight on our nation’s epidemic of gun violence.“

President Biden was right to point out that we know which policies can help build safer communities for us all – from an assault weapons ban, to expanding background checks, to ending immunity for gun makers. But what the President didn’t do tonight was articulate a clear plan for building support and eventually passing some of these measures. He’s not a candidate laying out an aspirational vision. He’s a President who has a responsibility to do the very hard work to fight for these proposals. Tonight’s speech was a step in the right direction. Now he must roll up his sleeves and use all the tools at his disposal to get the job done.”

There have been more than 60,426 gun deaths in America since President Biden took office.