Jill and I mourn with the families of Raleigh, North Carolina, whose loved ones were killed and injured in another mass shooting in America. We think of another shaken and broken community as it mourns the loss of friends and neighbors, including an off-duty police officer.

As we mourn with the people of Raleigh, we are grateful to law enforcement and other first responders, including federal law enforcement who were at the scene last night and this morning. My Administration is working closely with Governor Cooper to assist local authorities in this investigation to any extent necessary.

Sufficient. We have cried and prayed with too many families who have had to bear the terrible burden of these mass shootings. Too many families have had spouses, parents and children taken away from them forever. This year, and even in just five months since Buffalo and Uvalde, there are too many mass shootings across America, including ones that don’t even make national headlines.

For the lives we have lost and the lives we can save, I have taken historic steps to end gun violence in our country, including signing into law the most significant gun safety law in nearly 30 years old. But we must do more. We must adopt an assault weapons ban. The American people support this common sense action to remove the weapons of war from our streets. House Democrats have already passed it. The Senate should do the same. Send it to my office and I’ll sign it.

May God bless our fellow Americans we have lost and their families and grant the injured the strength to recover in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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