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Joe Biden to travel to Uvalde to mourn victims

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks from the Roosevelt Room of the White House as first lady Jill Biden looks on in regards to the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school on May 24, 2022 in Washington, DC.

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President Joe Biden will travel to Uvalde, Texas on Sunday to console the families of the victims of Tuesday’s mass shooting, when a lone gunman shot 19 children and two teachers to death at an elementary school.

In a temporary statement, the White House said that the president and first lady Jill Biden “will travel to Uvalde, Texas to grieve with the community that lost twenty-one lives within the horrific elementary school shooting.”

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre is predicted to handle reporters at 4 p.m. ET, when she is predicted to field questions on the president’s travel.

Hours after the shooting on Tuesday, Biden addressed the nation and implored Democrats and Republicans to pass tighter gun control laws.

“We as a nation must ask when in God’s name are we going to arise to the gun lobby. When in God’s name can we do what everyone knows in our gut must be done?” Biden asked on the time.

On the time, the Uvalde massacre marked the second mass shooting to rock the U.S. in 10 days after one other teenage gunman killed 10 patrons in a racially motivated rampage at a food market in Buffalo, Recent York on May 14.

Leading congressional Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of Recent York, say the most recent mass shootings again display that gun-safety regulations are needed to quell the violence.

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