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Former Marine Destroys His AR-15 And Handgun After Texas Shooting

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A former Marine went viral after he posted a video of him turning in his AR-15 to the Oregon Police Department after last month’s mass shooting in Texas.

Last week, former Marine Ben Beers, 37, posted that he handed over his rifle and pistol to the Oregon Hillsboro Police Department the day after the shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas.

“Today I hand in my guns to the Hillsborough Police Department, both my AR-15 and my 9MM pistol, I don’t want them anymore,” he told TikTok.

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“Today I hand in my guns to the Hillsborough Police Department, both my AR-15 and my 9MM pistol, I don’t want them anymore,” Ben Beers said in his TikTok.

Beers showed his weapons in his suitcase before giving them up for good after the shooting in Uvalde

Beers showed his weapons in his suitcase before giving them up for good after the shooting in Uvalde

Mourners are seen placing flowers on crosses with the names of children killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas

Mourners are seen placing flowers on crosses with the names of children killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas

“I know this won’t change the law or anything to do with gun culture in America, but hopefully it will be some form of symbolism and hopefully America can wake up because no other country has the problems we have with weapons culture and ideation and arms trade. violence like us,” Beers added.

Beers further called for an amendment to the constitution and legislation and then showed his weapons in his briefcase before going to the police station and the police papers listing his seized weapons.

Beers says he was inspired to give up his guns after 18-year-old Salvador Ramos opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 students and two teachers before authorities shot and killed him.

“I was up all night tossing and turning, crying and trembling,” Beers said KGW

The former Marine said that despite years of owning and selling guns, the Texas tragedy was his breaking point.

“I just want to report them and have them destroyed,” he said.

Beers hopes his video, which has been viewed nearly 200,000 times, can inspire others to give up their weapons.

Beers aligned his guns with the Oregon Hillsboro Police Department

Beers shows his papers after surrendering his weapons to the Oregon Police Department

Beers showed off his guns before entering the police station and listing the police papers that his seized weapons

President Biden urged far-reaching gun control beyond what the House negotiates, while demanding Congress

President Biden urged far-reaching gun control beyond what the House negotiates, while demanding Congress “do something! For God’s sake do something!’

Police tape outside Tulsa's Natalie Medical Building as police respond to shooting that killed four people

Police tape outside Tulsa’s Natalie Medical Building as police respond to shooting that killed four people

“Hopefully we can all wake up soon and realize this has to happen… this is an idea. Guns aren’t as precious to us and my Second Amendment rights as my kids’ lives at school are,” he told KGW.

Gun violence continues to increase across the country as more than 150 people were killed across America over Memorial Day weekend.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, an institution that tracks shootings in the country, there were at least 14 “mass shootings” in the US this weekend, from early Friday to late Monday.

The mass shootings killed at least nine people and injured more than 60, according to the Archives, which defines mass shootings as an incident in which at least four people are shot and injured or killed, excluding a gunman.

The latest mass shooting took place on Wednesday, in which at least five people, including the gunman through self-inflicted gunshots, were killed in the shooting at the Natalie Building at St Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

On Thursday evening, President Biden addressed the country, declaring “enough, enough” and calling on Congress to ban assault weapons, expand background checks and take other gun control measures.

“For God’s sake, how much more carnage are we willing to accept?” asked Biden.

Biden described a visit to Uvalde, Texas, where the school shooting took place. “I couldn’t help but feel that there are too many other schools, too many other mundane places that have become killing fields, battlegrounds here in America.”

The president, a Democrat, called for a number of measures to be opposed by Republicans in Congress, including banning the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, or, failing that, raising the minimum age for those to buy weapons up to the age of 21. 18. He also called for the repeal of the liability shield that protects gun manufacturers from prosecution for violence committed by people who carry their guns.

“We can’t let the American people down again,” Biden said, pressuring Republicans, especially in the US Senate, to vote gun control bills.

Biden said if Congress did not act, he believed Americans would put the issue at the center of their vote if they vote in November’s midterm elections.

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