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Biden to deal with nation on gun violence after Uvalde and Tulsa shootings

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US President Joe Biden speaks on the US Coast Guard (USCG) change of command ceremony at USCG Headquarters in Washington, DC, on June 1, 2022.

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President Joe Biden on Thursday will renew calls on Congress to pass recent gun restrictions — on the heels of mass shootings which have included killings at a Texas elementary school and an Oklahoma hospital.

Biden is ready to deal with the nation at 7:30 p.m. ET from the White House, which said Biden will make a “call to motion” in response to the shootings.

An 18-year-old man entered an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas with an AR-15-style assault rifle last Tuesday, killing 19 students and two teachers before he was killed by law enforcement.

“Where in God’s name is our backbone to have the courage to cope with it and arise to the [gun] lobbies?” Biden had said right after the massacre.

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“It is time to turn this pain into motion.”

On Wednesday, one other gunman fatally shot his doctor and three other people in a Tulsa, Oklahoma, hospital – just three hours after purchasing an AR-15-style rifle. The gunman died from what police said appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

As many as 10 other people can have been wounded within the shootings there.

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