The U.S. president has called for gun control after 19 people were killed in a shooting at an elementary school in Texas.
U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday called for more gun control in his first remarks on the Uvalade Primary School massacre in Texas. Although little is known about the attacker or his motives, local authorities have confirmed the deaths of 18 children aged 7-9 and a teacher.
“Losing a child is like tearing apart a piece of your soul.” Biden said he mentions the death of his own son Beau in 2015 and asks America to pray for all the parents of the dead.
He then called for gun control, condemned “Gun lobby” And claims “Common sense” Law “I am sick and tired. We have to work. “ Biden says.
Biden spoke shortly after returning from a 17-hour flight from Asia, during which he was informed of the massacre on Tuesday morning. He noted that other countries also have mental health problems and domestic disputes, but rarely such mass shootings – the problem suggests gun ownership in the United States.
“Why would we want to live with this murder?” He said. “It’s time to turn this pain into action.”
Biden has called for gun control since he became president. In a speech in February 2021, on the third anniversary of the Florida High School massacre in Parkland, Biden a. “Weapon of Assault” Prohibited and condemned “Gun makers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets.”
Texas authorities have confirmed that 18 children and a teacher were killed at Rob Elementary School in Uvalade on Tuesday. The attacker, identified as 18-year-old local resident Salvador Ramos, was also killed – reported by a U.S. border patrol agent who responded to a request from local police for help. The small community of 15,000 is located west of San Antonio, near the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Uvalde shooting is the second-worst primary school massacre in the United States, surpassing the 2012 deaths of six adult staff members and 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.
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