Biden condemns Florida’s ‘cruel’ treatment of trans kids
President Joe Biden provided an extensive executive order on weapon control Tuesday as he took a trip to Monterey Park, California, where 11 individuals were killed in a mass shooting in January this year.
The order directs the president’s cabinet and federal companies to implement and broaden background look for many purchases under the weapon reform law the president signed in 2015. It likewise takes objective at weapon makers and directs companies to raise awareness of so-called “red flag” laws and steps that mandate safe storage.
Speaking from Monterey Park, the president hailed the neighborhood’s “unbreakable spirits” and prompted members of Congress to renew the federal restriction on attack weapons. He likewise required legislators to deal with legislation to “eliminate gun manufacturer immunity from liability” following lots of mass shootings within the very first couple of months of 2023.
Gun reform advocacy groups have actually invited the order, which the group Brady hailed as “major progress” as the president gets the United States “closer” to universal background checks.
Biden’s environment tradition in jeopardy with Willow oil job approval, furious ecologists caution
President Biden is jeopardising his environment tradition by approving a large oil job in Alaska, ecologists and members of his own celebration alerted.
Approval of the $8bn Willow Project, on Alaska‘s North Slope, was announced by the Biden administration on Monday.
Democratic officials, climate activists and Indigenous groups argue that the development flies in the face of Mr Biden’s guarantee to stop brand-new drilling on public lands, and cut the United States carbon footprint in half by 2030.
Alex Woodward14 March 2023 23:00
Full story: Biden contacts legislators to hold weapon market responsible as he releases executive order
Two months after 11 individuals were killed and 9 others were hurt in a mass shooting that has actually rocked the city of Monterey Park, California, President Joe Biden acknowledged the primarily Asian American neighborhood’s “unbreakable spirits” as he revealed a sweeping executive order to “accelerate” his administration’s deal with weapon reform.
While Congress stays deadlocked, the president’s executive order means to “get as close to universal background checks as possible” without legislation.
Alex Woodward14 March 2023 21:38
Biden contacts Congress to ‘do something big’ and deal with weapon control and hold guns makers responsible
President Biden closed his remarks from Monterey Park on Tuesday getting in touch with Congress to renew the federal attack weapons restriction and “eliminate gun manufacturer immunity from liability” following waves of mass shootings and day-to-day weapon violence.
“Let’s finish the job … Ban assault rifles. Do it again. Do something. Do something big,” he said.
Alex Woodward14 March 2023 21:02
After neighborhoods need Biden to ‘do something,’ he says he’s here ‘to act’
Following cries of “enough” and “do something” in the wake of routine massacres and daily acts of gun violence across the US, President Biden said that “we remember and mourn today” in the community of Monterey Park, California, “but I’m with you here today to act.”
Following in 2015’s passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the “most significant gun safety law in almost 30 years,” the president is signing an extensive executive order to “accelerate and intensify this work to save more lives, more quickly.”
Alex Woodward14 March 2023 20:53
Joe Biden speaks from California’s Monterey Park after mass shooting rocked tight-knit neighborhood
President Joe Biden is dealing with the neighborhood of Monterey Park in the wake of January’s mass shooting at Ballroom Dance Studio, where 11 individuals were killed and 9 others were hurt.
“This is a tight knit community with intergenerational households and deep reverence and respect for its elders,” he said, acknowledging the mostly Asian American neighborhood.
“Pushing forward together, healing together people from all faiths and backgrounds rallying to show their love and support,” he included.
“Proving that even with heavy hearts we have unbreakable spirits,” he said, keeping in mind that the neighborhood is comprised of immigrants from China, Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan.
Alex Woodward14 March 2023 20:50
Joe Biden informed on Russian fighter jets’ encouter with United States drone over Black Seas
President Joe Biden was informed on Tuesday following news that a set of Russian fighter jets required down an American security drone over the Black Sea.
The report was validated by United States authorities, declaring that the a jet hit the prop of the unmanned airplane after both jets discarded fuel on it.
National security consultant Jake Sullivan informed the president on the event, according to White House nationwide security council representative John Kirby.
“This one obviously is noteworthy because of how unsafe [and] indeed reckless that was in causing the downing of one of our aircraft,” he said on Tuesday.
Mr Kirby said that the Black Sea is “an enormous body of water” and United States airplane have actually been flying in worldwide airspace there “consistently” for a year.
“We’re going to continue to do that,” he included “And we don’t need to have some sort of check-in with the Russians before we fly in international airspace.”
More on the event from The Independent’s Josh Marcus:
Alex Woodward14 March 2023 20:44
Hero who deactivated Monterey Park mass shooter welcomes Biden at airport arrival
Among individuals who welcomed President Joe Biden at his arrival at Los Angeles International Airport this afternoon were just recently chosen Mayor Karen Bass and Brandon Tsay, who deactivated the Monterey Park mass shooter at his family’s dance studio in January.
The 26-year-old likewise appeared at the president’s State of the Union address as a visitor of the president and First Lady Jill Biden.
Alex Woodward14 March 2023 20:00
Gun control group applauds Biden for ‘important’ reform step
Gun control advocacy groups have actually applauded President Joe Biden’s executive order to direct federal companies to much better implement background check steps and broaden the scope of bipartisan legislation focused on fighting the expansion of high-powered weapons in the United States.
“Today I want to give credit where it is due,” Guns Down America creator and executive director Igor Volsky said in a declaration. “Since he took office Guns Down America has urged the president to live up to his campaign promises by doing everything in his power to address our gun violence epidemic. With these executive actions, President Biden has taken an important step toward a safer future with fewer guns.”
The organisation likewise has actually prompted the White House to develop an Office of Gun Violence Prevention to “address the full scope of this crisis.”
Alex Woodward14 March 2023 18:45
Most Americans assistance so-called “universal” background look at all potential weapon purchasers, indicating that any kind of weapon purchase would need a seller to carry out a background check through police prior to a gun might be offered to them.
Under existing federal law, purchasers do not need to obtain a background look for online weapon sales or personal sales like those at a weapon program.
Roughly 80 percent of all guns utilized for criminal activities are obtained by means of unlicensed sellers, according to the Giffords Law Center, a weapon reform advocacy group. The centre likewise reports that a large bulk of individuals founded guilty of weapon offenses who were already restricted from having guns had actually obtained their gun from an unlicensed seller.
Alex Woodward14 March 2023 18:30
United States reached 100 mass shootings previously this month
There were at least 17 mass shootings in the United States within the very first days of March, bringing the overall variety of mass shootings this year to more than 100.
The Gun Violence Archive’s count reported 52 mass shootings in January and 40 in February.
By that point in 2015, there were 85 mass shootings.
The organisation likewise discovered that the variety of non-fatal shootings in the United States has actually reached 6,000 within the very first 2 and a half months of 2023.
At least 3,549 individuals were killed by shooting.
Alex Woodward14 March 2023 17:54