“It’s time for Congress to act” in terms of firearms control legislation, hammered Karine Jean-Pierre throughout her press briefing on the Uvalde shooting. The spokesperson for the White House spoke Thursday evening with a firmness mixed with emotion, as seen in the video below:
“There are more guns than people in this country. If more guns were the answer, America would be the safest country in the world. And we are not”, she launched, visibly touched by the death of 21 people in the massacre of the school of Uvalde, in Texas. And to insist:
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“Why are we willing to live with this carnage? Why do we keep letting this happen? For God’s sake, where is our courage? So I ask, how is protecting our children a partisan issue? Why is preventing innocent people from being slaughtered controversial? »
Joe Biden is expected on Sunday May 29 in Uvalde. The American president and his wife Jill Biden, must “share the grief of the community”says a press release from the White House.
Guns are the leading cause of death among young Americans
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While the controversy over gun control deeply divides the country, the powerful pro-gun lobby NRA is holding its annual meeting this Friday in Texas, just three days after the appalling shooting.
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