Biden will console Uvalde families, press for action

On Sunday, President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, will travel to Uvalde (Texas) to console and honor families who were affected by Tuesday's school shooting that resulted in the deaths of 19 children and 2 teachers.

Biden will console Uvalde families, press for action

On Sunday, President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, will travel to Uvalde (Texas) to console and honor families who were affected by Tuesday's school shooting that resulted in the deaths of 19 children and 2 teachers.

According to the White House, the Bidens will "grieve" with the victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting that claimed 21 lives. Karine Jean-Pierre, press secretary, said that the president would meet with members of the community as well as religious leaders and the families of the victims.

Jean-Pierre, a parent of a elementary school student, made a passionate plea to the White House to get lawmakers to work together on gun violence.

She said, "These were elementary school children. They should be losing their first tooth not losing their lives."

Jean-Pierre was asked about whether it was appropriate for the National Rifle Association to continue with its planned conference at Houston this weekend. He stated, "What's inappropriate is that the leadership from the National Rifle Association have repeatedly proven that they are contributing towards the problem of firearm violence, and not trying to solve the problem."

She said, "It is shameful that NRA and their allies stand in the way of any attempt to advance measures we all know will save life."

Jean-Pierre agreed with Biden's Tuesday evening remarks. He spoke from his personal experience of the grief that comes with losing a child and urged the nation to tighten its gun laws to respond to the shooting.

He said, "When in God's Name are we going to stand against the gun lobby?" "Why do we allow this carnage to continue?" "Why do we continue to allow this to happen?"

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