In response to the shooting that took place at the Colorado Springs, Colorado, club Q on Saturday night, President Joe Biden urged a ban on assault rifles.
According to reports, 911 calls regarding the gunshot were made just before midnight on Saturday. According to KOAA, the altercation came to an end when customers managed to take the suspect down and render him helpless.
It has been noted that the suspect employed a long rifle, one of the two weapons that police found on the site.
While the attack’s motivation has not yet been established, Biden stated in a statement about the incident that it is evident that the LGBTQI+ community has experienced horrifying hate violence in recent years. Threats of violence are rising, and gun violence continues to have a particularly devastating effect on LGBTQI+ communities across the country.
Later on in the statement, Biden endorsed gun restrictions after admitting that the attacker on Saturday night had a long rifle in his possession.
“When will we decide we’ve had enough? We must address the public health epidemic of gun violence in all of its forms. Earlier this year, I signed the most significant gun safety law in nearly three decades, in addition to taking other historic actions. But we must do more. We need to enact an assault weapons ban to get weapons of war off America’s streets.”
Following the handgun incident at the University of Virginia on November 13, 2022, the Biden White House backed a ban on assault weapons. Around 10:30 p.m., a pistol attack by UVA’s Culbreth Garage left three dead and two more wounded.