junio 24, 2022

Biden: “When Will we Stand Up to the Gun Lobby?”

Biden: “When Will we Stand Up to the Gun Lobby?” Biden: ¿Cuándo nos plantaremos ante el “lobby” de las armas?

THE SHOOTING IS THE SECOND LARGEST SCHOOL SHOOTING IN A DECADE IN THE UNITED STATES.

Washington/ EFE

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The President of the United States, Joe Biden, asked himself in a speech to the nation when his country will stand up to the “lobby” of weapons after the death of 18 minors in a shooting at a Texas elementary school. “As a nation we have to ask ourselves when in God’s name are we going to stand up to gun lobbyists, when in God’s name are we going to do what deep down we know to do,” Biden said in a speech at the White House after the massacre in the town of Uvalde, Texas.

The shooting is the second largest school shooting in a decade in the United States, just short of the 26 people, including 21 children, that died at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut ten years ago. Since then there have been 900 shootings with firearms in schools in the country, including the one at Parkland High School in 2018 with 17 deaths. Biden regretted having to relive such an episode.

Biden: “When Will we Stand Up to the Gun Lobby?” Biden: ¿Cuándo nos plantaremos ante el “lobby” de las armas?

“I’m tired. We must act. We all know what to do,” stressed the president, visibly affected, once again sending a message to his country’s legislators to regulate guns. He wondered why Americans still have to live with these “butcher shops” and why this is the only country where such killings take place. And he insisted on the need to turn “pain into action” and have the “courage” to stand up to pro-gun lobbyists.

“For every parent, for every citizen of this country, we have to make it clear to every elected official in America that now is the time to act,” he repeated.


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