Biden renews call for tighter gun laws after Texas school shooting [Video]

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:


  • An 18-year-old gunman opened fire at a Texas elementary school, killing 19 children and two adults.
  • President Joe Biden called for tighter gun control laws, saying: “When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?”
  • Biden also asked:  “These kinds of mass shootings rarely happen anywhere else in the world. Why?”

President Joe Biden on Tuesday made his appeal to Congress to “stand up to the gun lobby” and pass gun restriction laws after the horrific Texas school shooting. A lone gunman opened fire and killed at least 19 elementary school students and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. 

The president extended his condolences to the victims’ families and expressed outrage at the existing gun laws. Biden learned of the tragic news during his 17-hour flight back to the U.S. from Japan.

“As a nation, we have to ask, when in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?” Biden questioned in an address from the White House. He added that he is “sick and tired” of the “carnage.”

“It’s time to turn this pain into action,” Biden continued. “We have to make it clear to every elected official in this country: It’s time to act.” 

Biden spoke shortly after arriving in Washington after a trip to Asia.

Officials said the 18-year-old gunman was killed by the police. The motive is still unclear.

Biden has contacted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott while aboard Air Force One after he was informed about the shooting while returning to the U.S. He has also ordered that flags be flown at half-staff at the White House and other federal facilities. 

The president has repeatedly called for Congress to pass a law banning assault weapons and expand background checks for gun sales. However, it’s still doubtful that the latest mass shooting will urge Congress to act. Republican lawmakers have been opposing gun restrictions.

During his speech, Biden recalled the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary shooting that occurred during the Obama administration, when he served as vice president. He said there have been more than 900 incidents of gunfire since then.

“I had hoped when I became president I would not have to do this again. Another massacre,” Biden said as he began his remarks. “An elementary school. Beautiful, innocent, second, third, fourth graders. And how many scores of innocent children who witnessed what happened saw their friends die as if they were on a battlefield, for God’s sake?” 

Just a week ago, Biden was in Buffalo, N.Y., offering support to families impacted by a mass shooting that killed 10 people at a grocery store in a predominantly Black neighborhood.  

Source: The Hill

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17 thoughts on “Biden renews call for tighter gun laws after Texas school shooting [Video]

  1. Tighter than what? They are already pretty tight. Any criminal can get a gun if they pay enough or steal one, or are given one by another criminal. What law will prevent that? It’s beyond blind to think that PEOPLE are the problem, not things. Anything can be a deadly weapon in the hands of a criminal. We can’t do like in Minority Report where the government can arrest you for a crime that you supposedly will commit in the future. Stop with the ignorant rhetoric already. The best way to fix the problem is to debate it on EVERY national news and cable Network on ONE specific day. We’ll send our best debaters, and the left can send theirs. Oh, No, you say. That would be unfair. The left would get their butts handed to them and they know it, because they created the shooting crime problem. Until the debate happens, NOTHING can be done for the nation.

  2. Hey, Obiden (or is it Brandon?), just like the laws covering our border……..why don’t you FIRST adhere and comply with the laws already on the books, istead of giving these criminal democrat morons a light sentence, or just your “revolving door” policy crap? If you can read, please read the 2nd Amendment where it states “Shall NOT Be Infringed”!!!!

  3. Of course Biden is calling for banning guns. Very predictable! Why isn’t he calling for mental health studies to be done? Every time one of these shootings happens we find out that the shooter was mentally challenged, like Joe himself.

  4. Has he heard about any weekend in any major city in America? Talk about carnage, more than 20 a month are killed in Chicago alone. He is such a dork! Impeach him and the rest of those useless politicians and elect people who know how to get things done

  5. The FACT that the murderer killed his own grandmother and then stole her truck apparently does NOT ‘count’ – at least in the heads (no evidence they have brains) of the ‘we gotta do something’ crowd. So that murderer committed at least two felony crimes – one of which would likely have gotten him the death penalty. We still execute them here in Texas (IMHO not nearly soon enough).
    BTW – at least 110 MILLION gun owners did absolutely nothing illegal yesterday. They are armed with at least 400 – 600 million guns – possibly closer to a billion based on all of the background checks the bats finally admitted to. So slow joe please tell us mere deplorables what further laws ‘might’ have stopped this punk.

    1. I have to correct my comment – the Texas DPS Lieutenant who is the point man to the media just informed everyone that the grandmother is NOT deceased as previous reports led us to believe. She is in critical condition so she needs all of our prayers. The investigators expect her to recover and likely provide information regarding the murderer’s mindset and motivation.

  6. Wake up democRATS,it’s not the weapons,it’s sick minded people and your screw AMERICANS policy that is creating more unrest.Get AMERICA back to what the real patriotic AMERICANS want,not your idea of what you think we should be.

  7. Joe says, Biden also asked: “These kinds of mass shootings rarely happen anywhere else in the world. Why?” Well he should go to Mexico where the cartel shoots people at will and oh guess what Biden is letting those people and their guns in to our country for free.

    1. Dean – last numbers I saw was that there are more murders with guns in Ciudad Juarez (directly across the Rio Grande) than in ALL of the entire US combined. Not sure of the most recent toll but IIRC in a recent year they had on the order of 14,000 as opposed to around 11,000* in the US. I suspect someone out there has more recent data.

      * the US figure does not count suicides which the antis ALWAYS ‘count’/

    1. Charlie – since grandmother did survive (see my correction above) we might very well find out those details.

      My question is where did an 18 year old get enough money to buy TWO AR pattern rifles? That same question needs to be asked about the Buffalo murderer as well.

      1. Especially the Uvalde shooter–supposedly he was raised in “extreme poverty” and bullied because of his clothing…why didn’t he use the $ for new clothes instead of rifles? (Before you berate me for my comment I fully support 2A & own guns legally.) Also, if this was a random act, doesn’t his purchase indicate premeditation?

  8. This country’s crazy woke teachers are brainwashing youth in public schools that their parents and grandparents are racist that need to be exterminated. Then the kids graduate from school, but so confused about what sex they are really supposed to be and who caused their minds to be so confused and they steal their parents guns, they get high on their parents drugs, and they start shooting people. Now who ​is the most evil? The teacher that screwed up the kids mind, or the kid that went totally crazy and first exterminates his grand parents and then starts at the bottom thinking he’s just gonna clean house since he’s already in trouble. People in this country that think Marijuana is not harmful are total idiots. People that think teaching children woke agendas are healthy for childrens minds are total idiots. Teachers who brainwash kids into believing their grandparents are racist are criminals. Guns are not the problem here. The problem is the woke teachers and the woke News Media. Who is the worst criminal, the kid that shot his grandparents and some more kids, or the teachers and Media that destroyed the shooters mind from the time he was a child? The real cause of these mass shootings is this ridiculous Woke Agenda the demon democrats rant every time they start losing elections.
    What really needs to be exterminated is the Woke agenda and anybody that preaches it!

  9. Tighter gun laws don’t work. They certainly don’t work in Chicago or in NYC. There one size fits all policy is to disarm America, that’s their solution. mental health doesn’t fit the false narrative of the liberal commie Democrats. Gun control really means gun confiscation. The liberal commie Democrats condone mass shootings, they love it. It just reinforces their false narrative to hammer the public for more gun control. Shootings at schools or anyplace else puts the liberal commie Democrats into the disinformation and propaganda mode. This is not the real reason Lying Corrupt Quid Pro KING Joe and the Liberal commie Democrats want all the guns. In order for Corrupt Quid Pro transforming America to Obama’s Marxist (Democrat People’s Republic of America), has a nice ring to it if your a Communist like commie Kerry , Obama or a progressive, Corrupt Quid Pro has to seize all the guns first. That’s what Communists do take all the guns, this way they can transform the country without an armed resistance. That’s the sticking point. The only thing preventing a complete transformation for America to be like Sociaist Europe and a government patented after Communist China is the guns. As long as there are shootings the liberal commie Democrats will continue to hammer away with their propaganda and disinformation for taking ones guns. The FBI is also to blame for some of these shootings and bombings. They dropped the ball on Parkland. the Boston marathon bomber, and 9-11. The FBI is just as complacent and no one is being held accountable. it’s easier to go after the law abiding gun owner public then it is to hold someone in the government accountable.

  10. I would like to know which law would a criminal obey? Has there ever been one?

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