The National Rifle Association (NRA) has vowed to fight back after President Joe Biden called on Congress to strengthen gun control measures amid the third anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. On Sunday, Biden promised Parkland families that his administration will “do better” on gun reform, and urged Congress to enact stricter gun laws.
“Over these three years, the Parkland families have taught all of us something profound. Time and again, they have showed us how we can turn our grief into purpose—to march, organize, and build a strong, inclusive, and durable movement for change,” he said in a statement released by the White House. The NRA responded by vowing to “NEVER stop fighting for the 2nd Amendment!” “TODAY: President Biden issued a statement calling on Congress to: Ban commonly owned firearms (AR-15s) and 10+ round mags; Criminalize private firearm transfers; Run firearm manufacturers & dealers out of business,” the gun rights advocacy group tweeted. [full article]