In response to CO shooting, Biden says banning assault weapons “is not a partisan issue — it’s an American issue that will save lives”

Tuesday, President Biden tweeted:

We can ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

We can close loopholes in our gun background check system.

This is not a partisan issue — it’s an American issue that will save lives. Congress needs to act.

Moments , Biden wrote:

Jill and I are devastated for the lives that have been shattered by gun violence in Colorado. Less than a week after the horrific murders in Georgia, another American city is scarred by a senseless attack. Our hearts go out to the victims, their families, and the survivors.

There is a great deal we do not know about the killer, his motivation, and other critical aspects about this shooting, but know this: as president, I will use all the resources at my disposal to keep the American people safe.

The shooter was identified as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa.

According to CNN:

Alissa, whose family emigrated from Syria, may have been suffering from mental illness, according to his 34-year-old brother, Ali Aliwi Alissa.

The brother told CNN on Tuesday that in high school bullies made fun of Alissa’s name and for being Muslim and that may have contributed to him becoming “anti-social.”