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Fauci asks ‘how can gun violence not be a public health issue?’

Fauci says gun control IS a public health issue because the number of mass shootings in last month are ‘horrifying’

  • Fauci told CNN the recent mass shootings have been ‘horrifying’ 
  • ‘How can you say that’s not a public health issue?’ he told CNN’s Dana Bash 
  • Fauci, the face of the pandemic, has rarely strayed from discussion COVID 
  • He made the comments amid mounting pressure from Biden for gun reform
  • Last Friday the president upped his calls for a ban on assault rifles
  • Who in God’s name needs a weapon that can hold 100 rounds,’  he said 

Dr Fauci has weighed in on gun control and says he believes it is a ‘public health issue’.

‘Myself, as a public health person, I think you can’t run away from that,’ Fauci said when asked about gun violence during an appearance on CNN with Dana Bash.

‘When you see people getting killed, I mean, in this last month, it’s just been horrifying what’s happened. How can you say that’s not a public health issue?’

He made the comments amid mounting pressure from the Biden administration and Democrats for sweeping gun control legislation.

It follows a series of mass shootings in the US over the past month.

Dr Fauci has weighed in on gun control and says he believes it is a ‘public health issue’. ‘Myself, as a public health person, I think you can’t run away from that,’ Fauci said when asked about gun violence during an appearance on CNN with Dana Bash

Fauci, as the face of the COVID response since the Trump administration, has rarely spoken up about other policy issues.

Last Friday, in a press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, President Biden slammed the use of assault rifles and called for their ban.

‘There’s no reason someone needs a weapon of war with 100 rounds, 100 bullets, that can be fired from that weapon, Nobody needs that.

‘I strongly, strongly urge my Republicans friends in the Congress who refuse to bring up the House-passed bill to bring it up now.

‘Who in God’s name needs a weapon that can hold 100 rounds, or 40 rounds or 20 rounds. It’s just wrong, and I’m not going to give up until it’s done.’

Republicans are mainly united on gun control and have blocked attempts at legislation.

Last week Biden also criticized having to lower White House flags to half-staff ‘again’ after a gunman killed eight people at an Indianapolis FedEx plant. 

'When you see people getting killed, I mean, in this last month, it's just been horrifying what's happened. How can you say that's not a public health issue?' He made the comments amid mounting pressure from the Biden administration and Democrats for sweeping gun control legislation

‘When you see people getting killed, I mean, in this last month, it’s just been horrifying what’s happened. How can you say that’s not a public health issue?’ He made the comments amid mounting pressure from the Biden administration and Democrats for sweeping gun control legislation

He made the comments amid mounting pressure from the Biden administration and Democrats for sweeping gun control legislation. It follows a series of mass shootings in the US over the past month.

He made the comments amid mounting pressure from the Biden administration and Democrats for sweeping gun control legislation. It follows a series of mass shootings in the US over the past month.

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