President Biden and first girl Jill Biden known as the house owners of Membership Q, the LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs the place a gunman opened hearth on Saturday night time, to specific their condolences within the wake of the tragedy.
The Bidens provided their help to Nic Grzecka and Matthew Haynes in addition to the LGBTQ neighborhood, in accordance with the White Home, after 5 folks died and 25 others had been injured within the alleged hate assault.
Grzecka and Haynes, who’ve known as the taking pictures a “mindless assault on our neighborhood” and a hate crime, are each co-owners of the nightclub in Colorado, which opened greater than 20 years in the past.
Membership Q, which is closed till additional discover, is a well-liked spot and thought of a protected house for the LGBTQ neighborhood within the Colorado Springs space.
The gunman who opened hearth on the membership with an assault rifle has been charged with 5 counts of first-degree homicide and 5 counts of bias-motivated crime, sometimes known as a hate crime, however police are nonetheless attempting to determine a motive.
Biden this week additionally known as Richard Fierro, the Military veteran who’s credited with taking down the gunman.
The Colorado assault got here lower than per week after a taking pictures on the College of Virginia, which left three college students useless, and was adopted by a mass taking pictures at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Va., which left seven folks useless, together with the gunman.
Biden on Thursday informed reporters he was going to attempt to move a federal assault weapons ban within the lame-duck session earlier than the subsequent Congress kinds, though the laws would doubtless be doomed due to Republican opposition.