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Bydens "shocked" by the shooting of Highland Park when the White House marked July 4th

"Jill and I were shocked by the meaningless gun violence that once again brought sadness to the American community on this Independence Day," the president said. Said in a statement on Monday. During the July 4th parade, a shooting at Highland Park, Illinois killed at least6 people.
Biden recently issued agun safety law, stating that he "worked on federal law enforcement agencies to assist in the emergency search for archers who are currently in large numbers." It pointed out. He signed the law. "But there's still a lot to do and I'm not going to give up fighting the epidemic of gun violence," he added.

Later on Monday, Biden did not say whether stricter gun control prevented deadly shootings when pushed by CNN's MJ Lee. "I don't know the situation yet," he said.

Vice President Kamala Harris in California for a vacation advertised a recently signed law in her own statement, saying, "Today's shooting is a gun in our country. It's a reminder of what we need to do more to deal with the violence. ”

A statement commemorating July 4th with a military family at the White House late in the afternoon. So, Vice Den mentioned the new gun safety law and the shooting of Illinois, "everyone heard what happened today .... every day, nothing is guaranteed about our democracy, ours. I remember that there was no guarantee of a way of life. "

The President called on Americans to fight for violence and at the same time widely acknowledged the national agenda.

"Our economy is growing, but it's not painless. Freedom is being beaten-being beaten at home and abroad," he said last month. He hinted at the US Supreme Court, which overturned the case.

"There is a reason to think that this country is retreating lately. That freedom has diminished. That right we have assumed is no longer-we are in progress for the soul. Reminds us that we are still in battle in America, as we have over 200 years. ”

The July 4th holiday is a deepening division of,Inflation, andare in the midst of a difficult time for the country, characterized by a recent series of polls. The majority of transpartisan Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the United States.
In aAP-NORC survey released last week, 85% of adults in the United States say the country's situation is heading in the wrong direction, with only 14%. I believe the situation is progressing. The right direction. This is a more pessimistic reading than May, with 78% saying things are going in the wrong direction and 21% saying things are going in the right direction in general. And now, both 92% of Republicans and 78% of Democrats are dissatisfied with the direction of the country. This is the highest number of Democrats since Biden took office last year.

Still, Biden tried to reassure the Americans.

He emphasized that the United States will continue to be "work in progress."

"Often a little retreat after we have taken a big step, and after working hard to lay the groundwork for a better and worst future, Biden He told the South Loan crowd. Our past was occasionally contacted and pulled us back, but I know this. "We always came out better than we entered.

Earlier that day, Biden issued a positive statement that "the best day is still ahead."

"July 4th is the sacred day of our country. It is the only country on earth that was founded on the idea that everyone is created equally. It's time to celebrate the goodness of our country, "Byden said in atweet. "Undoubtedly, our best days are still ahead."

This story has been updated with additional development.