President Biden wants Congress to take action to ban assault weapons. He believes that the majority of the American people support an assault weapons ban and that he has exhausted his executive authority on the matter. In the wake of the Nashville school shooting, Biden pushed the argument that his hands were tied and that it was now up to Congress to act.
Biden stated, “The Congress has to act. The majority of the American people want an assault weapons ban, I can’t do anything except plead with Congress to act.”
“I have gone the full extent of my executive authority, on my own. I think it’s about time,” he finished.
President Biden, the day after the Nashville school mass shooting:
“I have done the full extent of my executive authority … about guns … I can’t do anything except plead with Congress to act reasonably.” pic.twitter.com/lM0D3imVwO
— The Recount (@therecount) March 28, 2023
Earlier this year Biden signed an executive order with the objective of increasing the degree of background checks carried out prior to gun sales. His press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre contended that Biden had taken enough measures to address gun safety and it is now Congress’ responsibility to implement a ban.
Biden after 6 people dead in Nashville shooting of private Christian school:
"I came down because I heard there was chocolate chip ice cream."pic.twitter.com/IS3sRSKW4O
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 27, 2023
“Our messaging here is very clear, it’s enough, enough, enough,” she told MSNBC on Tuesday. “We have had a president who has acted on this.”
BREAKING: Fox News cuts to Joe Biden expecting him to speak on the Nashville shooting, instead finds him ranting about eating Jeni’s chocolate chip ice cream.pic.twitter.com/6rJsFL2dAN
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) March 27, 2023
After transgender Audrey Hale was identified as the suspect in the shooting, her mother, Norma Fort Hale, deleted her Facebook page; however, previous posts recovered indicated that she had strong opinions about gun control and school shootings.
Here is a post below of an anti-gun message Norma reposted.
According to the NewYorkPost:
The mother of the Nashville school shooter who killed six people — including three 9-year-olds — appeared to be a gun control activist who once urged friends on Facebook to sign a petition calling for keeping firearms out of schools.
“So important!” Norma Hale wrote in a March 8, 2018, Facebook post as she shared the petition to “Keep Guns Out of School” that appeared to be from the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation.
The webpage’s domain to the petition did not appear to exist anymore.
In another post from Feb. 21, 2018, Hale shared another petition from Sandy Hook Promise urging lawmakers to “Make Large-Capacity Gun Magazines Illegal.”
Here’s another post the mother shared:
At approximately 10:13 a.m. CDT, Audrey Hale arrived at the school in a Honda Fit and shot her way through a side door using an assault-style rifle, an assault-style pistol, and a handgun. Walking across the second floor of the building, she began firing, and police were notified of the shooting.
Upon arrival, officers evacuated the first floor and were alerted by a teacher that two students were unaccounted for. As they made their way to the second floor, they encountered Hale, who was still firing, and engaged her, resulting in her death at 10:27 a.m. During the attack, three children and three staff members were killed, and one police officer suffered a hand injury from shattered glass.
Another unearthed photo of the Transgender Killer.
Audrey Elizabeth Hale/ Aiden Hale
The shooter was armed with 2 rifles and a handgun.
— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) March 28, 2023
NEW: Nashville Chief says Audrey Hale bought 7 guns from 5 gun stores legally. Says Hale was under doctor’s care for an emotional disorder. Says parents believed she had sold the only gun she owned, but unbeknownst to them there were others pic.twitter.com/hyPXR7BruW
— Lindsay Watts (@LindsayAWatts) March 28, 2023