Biden visits the place of the Texas massacre: We can make America safer
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According to the agency, Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill, visited the memorial in front of the school, met with the relatives of the deceased and attended the Catholic Mass. On the eve of his trip to Uwalde, Biden called for action in his speech at the University of Delaware yesterday to prevent similar massacres in the future in a country where efforts to tighten firearms regulations have repeatedly failed.
"In the face of such destructive forces we have to stand stronger. We must stand stronger," Biden told the audience. "We cannot outlaw tragedy, I know, but we can make America safer. We can finally do what we have to protect the lives of the people and of our children." Biden said.
Investigators in Texas are still searching for the motive for the attack, trying to determine how many critical mistakes were made in response to the deadly shooting at Juvalde, and why nearly 20 police officers remained in front of a primary school classroom as children panicked.
The attacker, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, who dropped out of high school, had no criminal record or history of mental illness. Police killed the attacker. The chief security officer in Texas said on May 27 that the police made the wrong decision regarding the massacre at Rob Elementary School.
He said that the police did not enter the school because they did not believe that the shooting was still going on. The deadliest school shooting in the United States in almost ten years has revived the national debate on gun laws in the country, and US President Joseph Biden called for new gun restrictions, addressing the nation after the attack, RS reminds.
Biden gave an inspiring speech
"It's your generation, more than anyone else who will have to answer the question, who are we? What do we stand for? What do we believe? Who will we be?" Biden asked. At one point, Biden recalled his time teaching at University of Pennsylvania, saying that by that point in his life, he had no desire to run for office again after the death of his son Beau.
"The progress in our country has always been met with ferocious pushback from the oldest and darkest forces in America always," Biden told the audience. "We should not be surprised that these same forces are fighting back again, preying on hopelessness and despair, demonizing people who don't look like them, doing everything no matter how desperate to hold on to power."