United States President Joe Biden released a statement expressing his condolences and calling for action following the mass shooting in Allen, Texas that claimed the lives of eight people, including children, APA reports citing Teletrader.
Biden praised the first responders who acted quickly and directed federal agencies to provide support for the investigation. He also called for action to address gun violence, stating that the attack was too shocking to be so familiar.
Biden urged Congress to send him a bill banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, enacting universal background checks, requiring safe storage, and ending immunity for gun manufacturers. He emphasized that more action is needed to save lives, and that thoughts and prayers are "not enough."