Biden says gun violence in America is 'a blemish on our character as a nation'

Biden says gun violence in America is 'a blemish on our character as a nation'
President Joe Biden speaks as Vice President Kamala Harris listens during an event at the South Court Auditorium at Eisenhower Executive Office Building April 7, 2021 in Washington DC. President Biden delivered remarks on the administration’s “American Jobs Plan.”Alex Wong/Getty Images
  • President Joe Biden criticized the inaction on US gun violence in a speech Thursday.
  • "The idea that we have so many people dying every single day from gun violence in America is a blemish on our character as a nation," he said.
  • Biden's actions include curbing the spread of "ghost guns" - self-assembled firearms without serial numbers.
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