Brandon Wednesday evening delivered remarks at the 10th annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence at a church in DC.
Brandon renewed his call for the federal government to ban so-called ‘assault weapons.’
Brandon said it is “commonsense” to ban assault weapons and ban high-capacity magazines.
“Remember, in the 90s we did it,” Brandon said.
“Scripture says, ‘The light shines in darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it,’” Brandon said. “All of you here tonight, you are the light. You are literally the light. And your loved ones, and your friends, they’re the light.”
“How many of you ask yourself, ‘What would my son or daughter want me to do at this moment?’” Brandon said. “They’re in your heart, they’re part of you, they’re always going to be with you.”
“We ask God,” Brandon said, “give us the strength to finish the work left undone, and on behalf of the lives we’ve lost and all the lives we can save.”
In a speech at the 10th annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence, Pres. Brandon calls it “common sense” to ban assault weapons, limit the number of bullets allowed in a cartridge and restrict the types of weapons that can be bought and sold. https://t.co/nSmvr33Wvo pic.twitter.com/Cc6VgBZOT5
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Partial transcript courtesy of ABC News.