The White House says President Joe Biden is officially urging Congress to “take action” to prevent “weapons of war” from taking to the streets and to “keep weapons in the hands of criminals and people with” severe mental illness. “
White House spokeswoman Caryn Jean-Pierre made comments aboard Air Force One for the press when the president traveled to Buffalo, New York, on Tuesday to visit the mass shooting area at a supermarket called Tops Market.
How This was reported by the Associated Press, the shooter, Peyton Hendron, has been described as a quiet, socially awkward student. He reportedly threatened to commit suicide at school and was put on a mental trial and then released later the next day when investigators are said to have stopped considering the case serious.
Hendron is accused of shooting and killing 10 people in the Buffalo supermarket. Most of the victims were said be aged 50 and over. Investigators described the attack as “racially motivated violent extremism.”
“I sincerely hope that this man, this supporter of white supremacy, who has just committed hate crimes against an innocent community, will spend the rest of his days behind bars. And heaven will help him in that world, ”said New York Governor Katie Hochul.
Hendron shot 11 blacks and two whites before surrendering to police.