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We won’t forget: Biden takes aim at gun lobby in wake of school ...

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We won’t forget: Biden takes aim at gun lobby in wake of school killings

In the most deadly US school shooting since 2012, 18 primary schoolers and a teacher were gunned down on Tuesday

Jenny Leonard, Laura Litvan and Alexis Shanes

US Ppresident Joe Biden mourned the killing of at least 18 children and one teacher in a mass shooting at a Texas primary school on Tuesday, decrying their deaths as senseless and demanding action to try to curb the violence.

“I hoped, when I became president, I would not have to do this again,” Biden said at the White House, in sometimes halting, emotional remarks. “Another massacre in Uvalde, Texas. An elementary school. Beautiful, innocent second, third and fourth graders.”

“As a nation,” he said, “we have to ask: when are we going to stand up to the gun lobby? When are we going to do what we know in our gut needs to be done?”..

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