representing Los Angeles Countymonterey park(Monterey Park) Federal Sugar Congressmanzhao mexin (Judy Chu), welcome to the 14thBidenThe President visited and met with members of the community and offered condolences to the families who were victims of the mass shooting during the Lunar New Year celebrations. President Biden and Representative Chao Meixin jointly called on the federal government to take more measures to address the epidemic of gun violence in the United States.
Video source: Zhao Meixin’s Twitter/Reporter Ding Shuhao
At that day’s event, President Biden said of the Lunar New Year’s Eve shooting, “A tragedy has shattered the soul of this country. It happened in Monterey in the San Gabriel Valley, in the heart of the Asian American community.” Park. I am here on behalf of the American people to mourn with you, to pray with you, that you are not alone, that you are still loved, and please know.”
President Biden firmly stated, “I am with you to take action today… Let’s be clear, the executive order emphasizes the responsibility of taking steps to remove immunity from liability for gun manufacturers through universal background checks.” I renew my resolve to ban the attack.” weapons and high-capacity magazines.”
Before her speech, Michelle Chao told President Biden, “I met with the families of the victims and I began to understand how special the victims are. They are mothers, fathers, sons and daughters. They are all from China, Hong Kong, Vietnam . Taiwanese and Asian immigrants in the Philippines, they work hard to be here. They shouldn’t be taken from us.”
Zhao Meixin thanked President Biden for visiting the city, visiting the families of the victims and the injured, comforting and helping them, and sharing the pain with the people of the city, letting the citizens know that they are not alone. He also urged the President to support an executive order banning US assault weapons and controlling gun violence, in particular strengthening the enforcement of “red flag” laws and FEMA’s coordinated response to mass shootings. Thanked “We need to do this and not let other communities go through what we went through,” he insisted.
Following the president’s speech, Chao Meixin said of the president’s new gun safety executive order, “I plan to use my visit to Monterey Park to announce more administrative measures to reduce gun violence and save lives.” I am very grateful to the President for. This will ensure reduce the community’s re-exposure to the unimaginable pain and loss suffered by Monterey Park earlier this year. Increase the number of background checks, gun losses and thefts and promoting the responsible behavior of arms dealers to promote their products, these measures are all helping to prevent further bloodshed. I was especially pleased to see that Monterey Park community leaders urged the HHS Secretary last month to Javier Becerra, which is reflected in these orders. These recommendations include increasing public awareness of prevention strategies such as ‘Red Flag Laws,’ and providing support to communities after such disasters. Better coordination of federal support.”
Zhao Meixin asked allies in the Republican Party of Congress to plead with the president to say “enough” (gun violence, enough is enough) and send comprehensive legislation to the president’s desk for signature, including a ban on assault weapons and universal background checks. is included. , “I am also working on legislation to build on the President’s executive order to further strengthen ‘red flag’ laws and other gun violence prevention strategies to ensure that immigrants, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Languages are processed in a culturally appropriate community.
Los Angeles (tagged to translate) Monterey Park