Biden called “an epidemic” the situation with the mass shooting in the U.S.

Biden called "an epidemic" the situation with the mass shooting in the U.S.

U.S. President Joe Biden has called an “epidemic” after a mass shooting in Mississippi involving firearms.

“It has been 48 days since the beginning of this year, and our country has already experienced at least 73 mass shootings. Thoughts and prayers are not enough. Gun violence is an epidemic, and Congress must act now,” Biden said.

The U.S. president also called for gun law reform.

“This includes requiring background checks on all gun sales, a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, requirements for safe storage of guns, and repealing immunity for manufacturers who knowingly distribute assault weapons on our streets,” Biden stressed.

Earlier, several shooting incidents in Mississippi killed six people and injured another. The suspect has been apprehended.

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