Vice President Kamala Harris has recently stepped forth to sound the call for an “assault weapons ban” in statements made this past Saturday in the wake of her attending of the funeral service for the oldest of the group of 10 that was killed in the mass shooting that took place out in Buffalo, New York earlier this month.
“There’s a through line to what happened here in Texas, in Atlanta, in Orlando, what happened at the synagogues … this is a moment that requires all good people who are loving people to just say we will not stand for this. Enough is enough,” stated Harris while attending the funeral this past Saturday, as reported by Mediate.
Harris went on to add, after the service, “everybody’s got to stand up and agree that this should not be happening in our country.”
“We are not sitting around, waiting to figure out what the solution looks like,” she went on.
“We know what works on this. It includes — let’s have an assault weapons ban,” Harris stated to the assembled press.
Earlier that same day, both the vice president and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff “attended the memorial service for Ruth Whitfield at Mt. Olive Baptist Church along with the Rev. Al Sharpton. Whitfield, 86, was killed in the massacre at Tops Friendly Market on May 14.”
“I cannot even begin to express our collective pain as a nation for what you are feeling in such an extreme way, to not only lose someone that you love, but through an act of extreme violence and hate,” claimed Harris while the service was happening. “And I do believe that our nation right now is experiencing an epidemic of hate.”
Back on the 14th of May, “a gunman killed 10 people and wounded three in a Buffalo grocery store, and allegedly targeted the establishment because of racial hatred and extremist ideology,” reported The Daily Wire.
That particular shooter also “allegedly live-streamed the horrendous tragedy on Twitch and drove ‘hours’ to the facility. Authorities claimed the shooter chose the Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo because of the racial demographics of the community in which it is located,” highlighted the outlet.
“This was pure evil,” claimed John Garcia, the Sheriff for Erie County, at the time. “Straight up racially motivated, hate crime from somebody outside of our community — outside of the City of Good Neighbors, as the mayor said — coming into our community and trying to inflict evil upon us.”
Whitfield’s funeral, along with the comments from Harris, takes place just a scant few days since another mass shooting took place that resulted in the deaths of 19 children and two adults out of Uvalde, Texas. The combination of both of these tragedies has once again sparked the ongoing debate in the country concerning gun control and how far the Second Amendment rights go in the country