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“It is a crisis”: White House on US shootings

by Sofia Navarro
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The White House stated on Monday, May 8th, that the United States is experiencing “a crisis” due to shootings, following the weekend attack in Allen, Texas, where eight people, including minors, died.

“We are on day 128 of 2023 and, according to the main counts, we have seen mass shooting (number) 201 in this country this year,” said Karine Jean-Pierre, spokesperson for the White House, at her daily press conference.

She emphasized that this represents an average of more than one shooting per day and that according to estimates, more than 14,000 people have died this year due to gun violence.

“This is a crisis, a crisis that Republicans in Congress refuse to address. We are talking about the leading cause of death in minors in the US, and with Republicans in Congress saying that nothing can be done about it,” lamented the spokesperson.

Jean-Pierre reminded that Joe Biden, the president of the country, urged Congress on Sunday to pass a law banning assault weapons and other types of high-capacity weaponry, among other measures.

On Saturday, a man opened fire in a shopping mall in Allen, a city near Dallas (Texas), with a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle, causing the death of eight people.

To date, 202 “mass shootings” have been recorded in the US this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive organization, which considers mass shootings to be those with at least four victims, both dead and injured, not including the attacker.

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