The US Vice President, Kamala Harris, has called this Saturday for assault weapons to be banned in the country, after attending the funeral of one of the ten fatal victims of the shooting that took place on May 15 in Buffalo, in the state of New York, in the north of the United States.

Do you know what an assault weapon is? Do you know how an assault weapon was designed? It was designed for a specific purpose: to kill many humans quickly. An assault weapon is a weapon of war that has no place in civil society,” the US vice president said.

Harris has also proposed greater control in the sale of weapons, such as a background check to see if the potential client has previously committed any type of crime, something that already happens with licenses to drive a car.

Asked for her opinion on the shooting that occurred this week in Uvalde, Texas, Harris has urged awareness that there have been more than 200 mass shootings in the United States so far this year.

“We have to… everyone has to stand up and agree that this should not be happening in our country and that we should have the courage to do something about it,” said the US vice president, who has shown her condolences to the family of the buffalo shooting victim

On the other hand, the US president, Joe Biden, has called for “not to be left out” of the debate on the possession of weapons during an act with graduates of the University of Delaware.

¬ęThere is a message that I hope you take from me today: this is not the time to be left out. It is not a hyperbole. I believe it from the bottom of my heart,” Biden told the students. Today he will visit the massacred city and express condolences to the 21 families.

After the mass shooting last Tuesday in which an 18-year-old boy killed 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, the debate on gun control has resurfaced in the United States.