President Joe Biden championed his administration’s work on gun reform throughout a speech Tuesday whereas attacking his predecessor, Donald Trump, and his boast that he had executed “nothing on guns” whereas within the White Home.

Biden made the remarks at an annual convention for Everytown for Gun Security, the nation’s largest gun management group. In his speech, the president reiterated his requires a ban on assault-style weapons and urged voters to forged a poll in November to “overcome the unrelenting opposition of the gun lobby.”

“More children are killed in America by guns than cancer and car accidents combined,” Biden stated Tuesday, additionally calling for lawmakers to go a invoice requiring common background checks for firearm purchases. “My predecessor told the NRA convention recently, he’s proud of, quote, ‘I did nothing on guns when I was president.’ And by doing nothing, he made the situation considerably worse.”

“That’s why Everytown, why all of you here today are so damned important,” the president went on. “We need you. We need you to overcome the unrelenting opposition of the gun lobby, gun manufacturers, so many politicians when they oppose commonsense gun legislation.”

The Biden administration is hoping to make use of his work on gun reform to provoke voters through the election, significantly on the poll field in some battleground states, according to The Associated Press. That features highlighting 2022’s Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which expanded key reforms meant to make it tougher for some individuals to acquire firearms.

Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, recently addressed thousands of NRA members on the group’s annual assembly in Texas final month and pledged to guard gun rights if he wins reelection in November. The former president said he would “roll back every Biden attack on the Second Amendment” and claimed that American gun homeowners had been “under siege.”

The NRA just lately endorsed his candidacy.

Biden added Tuesday that he remained pissed off with Republican opposition to gun reform, pointing to frequent refrains calling for “thoughts and prayers” after tragic shootings.

“We all want to drop them off at a house of worship, a mall, a movie theater, a school, without worrying it’s the last time I’m going to get to see them,” the president stated, noting each Republicans and Democrats wished their households to be protected. “We all want our kids to have the freedom to learn how to read and write in school instead of learn how to duck and cover, for God’s sake.”

President Joe Biden speaks to Everytown for Gun Security Motion Fund’s “Gun Sense University” on Tuesday in Washington.

Biden’s remarks got here simply hours after his son, Hunter Biden, was discovered responsible of illegally proudly owning a gun in 2018. He was convicted of three felony counts and faces as much as 25 years in jail, though he may see a a lot smaller penalty as he’s a first-time offender.

The president has stated he won’t pardon his son and can “accept the outcome of the case.” He didn’t tackle the decision in his speech on Tuesday.