President Biden gives a speech prior to an event to entertain a military family at the White House on July 4, 2022.
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- President Biden said he was “shocked” by the shootings at the Independence Day celebration parade in Highland Park, Illinois.
- Federal law enforcement agencies will assist local authorities in investigating shooters.
- Biden had just signed a high-profile bipartisan firearms reform bill in June.
U.S. President Joe Biden said on July 4, 2022, he was shocked by the latest mass shootings in the United States at the Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois. ..
In a statement, the president, along with Mrs. Jill Biden, thanked the rescuers and police officers on the scene, adding that federal law enforcement agencies would assist in the investigation of the shooters.
“Jill and I are shocked by the meaningless mass shootings that once again brought sadness to the American community on Independence Day. As always, we thank the initial responders and law enforcement agencies on the ground. “
“I spoke with Governor Pritzker, Mayor Rotering, and told him that he would provide full support for the federal government, and increased the number of federal law enforcement agencies to search for criminals who are still on the run. I want the local people to follow the leaders in the field. I pray for the souls of the victims and for the recovery of those who are seriously injured and hospitalized. “
President Biden’s remarks came after news that at least six people were killed and another 24 were seriously injured in the incident.
Authorities have not disclosed the motive for the shooting.
The president also signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act in June, one of the most important firearms bills passed by Congress since the 1990s. I touched on what I did.
“I recently signed and enacted a major bipartisan firearms reform bill for the first time in about 30 years, but there’s still a lot to do and I’m not going to give up fighting the epidemic of gun violence. No, “President Biden said in a statement.