Biden to travel to Uvalde to mourn victims of Texas school shooting

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  • President Joe Biden will travel to Uvalde, Texas on Sunday to mourn and console the families of victims of Tuesday’s elementary school massacre.
  • 19 children and two teachers were killed in a mass shooting by an 18-year-old gunman.

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President Joe Biden will travel to Uvalde, Texas on Sunday to console the families of the victims of Tuesday’s mass shooting, when a lone gunman shot dead 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school.
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In a brief statement, the White House said that President and First Lady Jill Biden “will travel to Uvalde, Texas to mourn with the community that lost twenty-one lives in the horrific elementary school shooting.”

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters shortly after the visit was announced that Biden would be meeting with religious and community leaders, and would mourn with the families whose children were killed.

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Hours after the shooting on Tuesday, Biden addressed the nation and urged Democrats and Republicans to pass strict gun control laws.

“As a nation we have to ask when in the name of God are we going to stand in front of the gun lobby. When in the name of God we do what we all know must be done in our stomachs?” Biden asked at the time.

At the time, the Uvalde massacre marked the second mass shooting to rock America in 10 days, when another teenage gunman killed 10 patrons in a racially motivated rampage at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, on May 14. murdered.

Prominent congressional Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, say the latest mass shootings demonstrate yet again that gun-safety regulations are needed to suppress gun-related and racially motivated violence.

This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.

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