Livid Biden calls for firearms restrictions
Washington, May 25:
US President Biden expressed anger, disappointment and pain over the Texas elementary school shooting that killed at least 18 children, Al Jazeera reported on Wednesday.
At least 19 students and two teachers were killed in a shooting in a primary school in the state of Texas on Tuesday.
A US Border Patrol official who was nearby when the shooting began rushed into the school and shot and killed the gunman, who was hiding behind a barricade.
President Biden called for new restrictions on firearms after a gunman massacred 18 children at a Texas elementary school. “We have to act,” Biden said, asking “When in gods name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby.” US has failed to pass a comprehensive new gun laws even after repeated incidents of gun violence.
The President said, “It’s time we turned this pain into action,” adding “To lose a child is like having a piece of your soul ripped away. There’s a hollowness in your chest. You feel like you’re being sucked into it and never going to be able to get out.”
Vice-President Kamala Harris said, “Enough is enough. As a nation, we must have the courage to take action and prevent this from ever happening again. It is long past time for our country to stand up to the gun lobby and pass reasonable gun safety laws. As a nation, we must have the courage to take action and prevent this from ever happening again.”
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi said, “Words are inadequate to describe the agony & outrage at the cold-blooded massacre of little schoolchildren & a teacher at Robb Elementary School today. The hearts of all Americans are broken as we pray for the families left forever shattered & a community left forever scarred.”