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Biden will travel to Texas to meet with the families of victims of the massacre in Uvalde

the president of USA, Joe Bidenwill travel in the next few days to Texas along with the first lady, Jill Biden, to offer their support to the families of those murdered in the mass shooting at a Uvalde schoolwhich has claimed the lives of 19 children, two teachers and the attacker himself.

“We will travel to Texas in the coming days to reunite with families (…) and hopefully offer some comfort to a community shocked, hurt and traumatized, “said the president on Wednesday when presenting an executive order to reform the protocols of the security forces federals.

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Bidenwho did not specify the exact date of his visit, defended the need to pass “common sense” gun control laws, which, although they would not serve to prevent any tragedy, could have a great impact on the levels of violence with weapons in the country. country.

“The idea that an 18-year-old can walk into a store and buy weapons of war designed and advertised to kill is wrong,” the president lamented.

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The president once again made an appeal to confront the weapons lobby.

“It’s time to act,” he said as he asked the Senate to confirm the nomination of the candidate proposed by the White House to lead the government agency that is responsible for supervising compliance with weapons laws.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been without a permanent director for seven years due to lack of agreement.

On Tuesday afternoon, an 18-year-old armed with an automatic rifle killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in the Texas town of Uvalde, before being shot dead by police.

It is the second mass murder in the country in less than two weeks; On May 14, a white supremacist murdered ten people, most of them African-Americans, in a supermarket in the town of Buffalo, New York.

Numerous Democratic Party politicians and civil leaders have called for greater controls on the purchase of weapons in the country, while the Republican authorities of Texas have put the focus on mental health problems that, in their opinion, are in the root of the event.

Source: Elcomercio

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