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‘Enough is enough’: Biden calls on lawmakers to take action after Uvalde school shooting

‘Enough is enough’: Biden calls on lawmakers to take action after Uvalde school shooting


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WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden on Tuesday known as on lawmakers to “stand as much as the gun foyer” and take motion following a lethal elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

“I had hoped after I grew to become President I’d not have to do that once more. One other bloodbath,” Biden stated in remarks on the White Home. “Stunning, harmless second, third and fourth graders.”

“As a nation now we have to ask ourselves, ‘when in God’s identify are we going to face as much as the gun foyer,’” the president continued.

‘Tragic and mindless’: At least 18 children killed in Texas elementary school shooting; gunman dead

At the very least 18 kids had been killed Tuesday, making it the deadliest shooting at a U.S. grade faculty because the 2012 assault at Sandy Hook Elementary College in Newtown, Connecticut. Three adults additionally died within the taking pictures in Texas.

Biden, who misplaced his first spouse, Neilia, and child daughter, Naomi, in a automotive accident 1972 and his grownup son Beau, to mind most cancers in 2015, invoked his personal expertise with loss, saying “to lose a toddler is like having a bit of your soul ripped away.” 

“There’s a hollowness in your chest, you’re feeling such as you’re being sucked into it,” he continued.

Previous to his speech, Biden issued a proclamation ordering flags to be flown at half-staff by way of Saturday to honor the victims of the varsity taking pictures.

Bloodshed since Sandy Hook: Uvalde school shooting among deadliest school attacks in past 10 years

Whereas aboard Air Power One on Tuesday, Biden spoke on the telephone with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott “to supply any and all help he wants within the wake of the horrific taking pictures in Uvalde, TX,” White Home communications director Kate Bedingfield wrote in a tweet. 

Throughout his remarks, Biden stated Individuals should make it clear to each elected official that it’s time to behave on gun management.

“I’m sick and bored with it. We now have to behave,” Biden stated. “Don’t inform me we will’t have an effect on this carnage.”

Biden ended his remarks by providing prayers to the mother and father who’re “making an attempt to determine will I be capable to sleep once more” and are questioning what occurs tomorrow. 

“God bless the lack of harmless life on this unhappy day,” Biden stated. “Might the Lord be close to the brokenhearted and save these crushed in spirit as a result of they will want lots of assist, lots of our prayers.”

Extra: It’s not just Uvalde, Texas — gunfire on school grounds is at historic highs in the US

Attain Rebecca Morin at Twitter @RebeccaMorin_

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At the very least 19 kids killed in Texas elementary faculty taking pictures

At the very least 19 kids and two adults have died in an elementary faculty mass taking pictures within the small city of Uvalde, Texas.

Anastasiia Riddle and Ariana Triggs, USA TODAY

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