Harris urges U.S. Congress to move forward with «reasonable laws» on the right to bear arms

Archive – Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris – Brian Cahn/ZUMA Press Wire/dpa

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris has urged the U.S. Congress to move forward with «reasonable» gun safety laws and limits on assault weapons following recent shootings in California, where at least 14 people have been killed.

«We’ve already had in our country this year, we’re in January, it’s estimated, that over 40 murders in shootings. And tragically, we keep saying the same thing,» Harris reiterated, reiterating his call for the United States to stop having shootings in which crowds of people die, according to a statement from the White House.

According to Biden’s ‘number two’, the country needs Congress to act to have a uniform focus on where it is as a nation by reforming the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which establishes the individual right of citizens to own guns.

«Should (congressmen) do something? Yes. Will they do something? That’s where we all need to raise our voices and talk to our elected representatives about what we have a right to expect them to do,» Harris has stressed.

The vice president’s words come days after several mass shootings with assault weapons have taken place in the state of California, where at least 14 people have lost their lives.