President Biden Visits Site of Deadliest Mass Shooting in Maine History, Calls for Action on Gun Violence

Skylar Hawthorne

Updated Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 4:38 AM CDT

President Biden Visits Site of Deadliest Mass Shooting in Maine History, Calls for Action on Gun Violence

President Joe Biden visited Lewiston, Maine, the site of a mass shooting that killed 18 people and injured 13, the deadliest in state history. During his visit, Biden emphasized the need for common-sense and responsible measures to protect children, families, and communities from gun violence.

Biden expressed his condolences and acknowledged the painful wounds caused by gun violence across the country, mentioning visits to other communities affected by shootings. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre spoke about Biden's feelings ahead of the trip, stating that the president and first lady have witnessed communities torn apart by gun violence too many times.

President Biden and first lady Jill Biden paid their respects outside Schemengees Bar and Grille in Lewiston, Maine. They also met with first responders, nurses, and others on the front lines of the violence.

The sh*****, Robert Card, was known to authorities and was a U.S. Army reservist. He had previously and repeatedly threatened other soldiers and made a threat to "shoot up" a military base. Card was committed to a mental health facility for two weeks this summer, and concerns were raised that he would "snap and commit a mass shooting." However, police did not use their authority to seize Card's firearms under a "yellow flag" law in the state.

Sen. Susan Collins has called for law enforcement to make greater use of the law. President Biden visited the center in Lisbon Falls, Maine where the mass shooting occurred. He acknowledged the 18 people who died and the 13 who were wounded in the shooting, recognizing the survivors who will carry the memories of their physical and emotional scars.

Biden was joined by Maine's two U.S. senators, Republican Susan Collins and independent Angus King, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, and state and local officials. Lewiston Mayor Carl Sheline spoke about the collective strength of the community, and Democratic Maine Gov. Janet Mills expressed hope and resilience in the people of Lewiston. Mills thanked Biden for his unwavering support for the state of Maine.

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden traveled to Lewiston, Maine to pay respects to the victims of a mass shooting. Biden met with first responders and laid flowers at a local memorial site. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, remarked that it is fitting for a President who has known personal grief to share the grief of the families and state.

The president has been calling on Congress to pass a new assault weapons ban and for universal background checks and the adoption and strengthening of red flag laws. Biden emphasized the need for reasonable and responsible measures to protect children, families, and communities from gun violence.

The White House is calling for Republicans in Congress to fulfill their duty to protect the American people by passing a bill banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, enacting universal background checks, requiring safe storage of guns, and ending immunity from liability for gun manufacturers.

Greg Jackson, the deputy director of the White House's Office of Gun Violence Prevention, has been on the ground in Maine to assist victims. The shooting in Lewiston was the deadliest mass shooting in Maine's history.

Republican Bias:

Here we have another prime example of the liberal agenda being pushed under the guise of 'common-sense' measures. President Biden uses the tragic incident in Lewiston, Maine, to further his anti-gun stance, ignoring the fact that the sh***** was known to authorities and had previously threatened violence. Instead of addressing the glaring issues in our mental health system and law enforcement's failure to act on clear warning signs, Biden and his liberal cohorts are using this tragedy to strip law-abiding citizens of their Second Amendment rights. They are blaming the tool, not the person. They are also conveniently ignoring the fact that 'yellow flag' laws, which they endorse, were in place but not utilized. It's clear that the Democrats' solution is to limit the rights of the American people rather than address the root causes of such incidents.

Liberal Bias:

President Biden's visit to Lewiston, Maine, underscores the urgent need for gun control measures that Republicans continue to block. Despite the clear signs that the sh***** was a threat, he was still allowed access to firearms due to the lax gun laws that conservatives insist on maintaining. The GOP's refusal to support common-sense measures like universal background checks and banning assault weapons shows a complete disregard for the safety of the American people. Instead of standing with the victims of gun violence, they choose to align themselves with gun manufacturers and the NRA. The Republican Party's obstinate stance on gun control is not only out of touch with the majority of Americans who support these measures, but it is also directly contributing to the cycle of violence plaguing our nation.

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