Kamala Harris, the Vice-President of the United States of America took to her Instagram on Friday, 5th May, and stated that “Congress must pass an assault weapons ban. President Joe Biden will sign it”.
The comments on this post show that public opinion is divided or polarized. Some people are supporting the statement but some are also skeptical about it.
1. A Praiseworthy Comment on Weapons Ban
Some people are saying that Congress, the Parliament of the United States must pass a bill that bans assault weapons. Kamala Harris is firm that the US President will sign this bill.
People are praising her initiative and saying that there need to be strict laws regarding the same. A lot of people have been affected due to this recently.
However, the opinion is not unchallenged. Some people, it seems, are not ready to give up their weapons because they think that the second amendment of the American Constitution is very important. And they also think that this is very vital to the safety of the general public.
2. Shootings in the United States of America
In the last few days, there have been a lot of shootings in the United States of America and the citizens are growing more and more concerned for their school-going children.
This is why they state that the States must have strict laws regarding assault weapons. Because ultimately it is a matter of their safety and lives.
Media and press reports have been covering the opinion of people on this matter. Several politicians have made comments on this matter
3. Shootings in a School in Nashville
Last month, an armed man attacked an elementary school in Nashville. A few students and a teacher lost their lives in this shooting.
This shooting sparked a great and bitter debate on gun rights in the United States of America. People questioned the easy process of accessing arms and weapons.
These types of shooting incidents have been happening frequently in the United States of America. The citizens are concerned regarding the same.
4. Second Amendment of the United States Constitution
The second amendment of the United States Constitution allows people to own arms for their self-defense and was adopted in 1791 as a section of the Bill of Rights.
This amendment has been interpreted variously by various judges and people and few people deem it to be very necessary.
5. Joe Biden’s Take on the Matter
Joe Biden is also concerned about the rise in shootings in the United States of America.
He stated that the State government needs to be more vigilant and strict when it comes to maintaining the regulation of the law and order in the State and society.
He also stated that there is a need for more resources to maintain law and order and mentioned that it is very important to reduce the number of gun crimes taking place in America.
The citizens of the United States of America are very hopeful that some improvement in this area will ensure their safety and security.
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