Amid the string of mass shootings across the nation, President Joe Biden addressed the country about the trend of gun violence and how his administration plans to tackle the problem. 

His administration wrote ahead of his address, “President Biden delivers remarks on the recent tragic mass shootings, and the need for Congress to act to pass common sense laws to combat the epidemic of gun violence that is taking lives.” Biden also took time out in his speech to reflect on some of largest mass shootings in the country’s history as a way of providing context to the events that have taken place over the last couple of weeks.