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    Deadliest US school attack in nearly a decade prompts Biden to call for gun action

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    In a televised speech, Biden stated, “As a nation, we have to ask when in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?” (Image: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

    A gunman murdered 19 children and two teachers in the deadliest shooting in the United States in nearly a decade, prompting the president of USA, Joe Bidenurging the Americans to stand up to the country’s arms lobby and put pressure on the Congress to toughen gun laws.

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    Authorities said Salvador Ramos, 18, shot his grandmother, who survived, before fleeing and crashing her car near Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing at least 21 people before he was killed, apparently shot by police. , on Tuesday.

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    Officers saw the gunman, dressed in a bulletproof vest, exit the crashed vehicle carrying a rifle. They said he acted alone; the reason was not clear.

    In a televised speech, Biden stated, “As a nation, we have to ask when in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?”

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    Biden accused the gun lobby of blocking the enactment of tougher firearm safety laws. He ordered flags to be flown at half-mast daily until sunset on Saturday in observance of the tragedy.

    “I’m sick and tired of it. We have to act,” he said without going into details.

    Mass shootings often lead to public protests and calls for more stringent background checks on people looking to buy guns and other firearm controls that are common in other countries. These attempts, however, repeatedly fail in the face of strong Republican-led opposition.

    The school that was targeted in Tuesday’s attack is home to children in the second, third and fourth grades, meaning the murdered students were likely between the ages of 7 and 10.

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