Biden calls for tougher gun laws after worst mass shooting in Sacramento history: ‘We must do more than mourn’

President Biden and gun control advocates across the country are then calling for Congressional action on gun control another mass shooting – this time in the Californian capital Sacramento.

Six people were killed and 12 others injured early Sunday morning when police said at least two people opened fire outside crowded downtown bars. Authorities are searching for multiple shooters while the community waits to learn the names of the victims of the worst mass shooting in the city’s history.

“Today, America once again mourns another community devastated by gun violence,” Biden said in a statement Sunday night.

“We know those lives weren’t the only ones affected by gun violence last night. And we mourn the victims and families alike who are not making national headlines,” he said. “But we must do more than mourn; we must act.”

The Sacramento shooting occurred just two blocks from the steps of the California State Capitol building. Videos of the aftermath show an all-too-common sight: hordes of people running from gunfire.

Investigators say several gunmen opened fire as crowds poured out of the closing bars. While a motive for the shooting has not been identified, police are reviewing video of a large fight that broke out immediately before the shooting. It’s unclear if the two are linked.

After the shooting, family members and friends rushed to the scene to try to locate missing loved ones. There the father of 29-year-old De’vazia Turner learned that his son was among the victims.

“The way I understand it, he walked out of the club and he walked into some shit and got shot,” Frank Turner told CBS’ KOVR.

Mr. Biden called on Congress to take “urgent” action against a range of proposals he said would save lives, including banning ghost guns, requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and magazines high-capacity and the lifting of the ban on arms manufacturers. Immunity from Liability.

There have been 120 mass shootings nationwide since the beginning of the year, according to the Gun Violence Archives, which defines a mass shooting as four or more people shot or killed, not counting the shooter. That’s more than one a day on average. And it’s the second mass shooting in Sacramento in just five weeks.

“It’s a disease in our culture and we must do whatever it takes to cure this disease,” Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said at a news conference.

Investigators have not yet said what types of weapons were used in that shooting.

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