Biden vows 'time to turn this pain into action' after school shooting


U.S. President Joe Biden makes a statement about the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas shortly after Biden returned to Washington from his trip to South Korea and Japan, at the White House in Washington, U.S. on May 24, 2022. - REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden on Tuesday called for Americans to stand up against the country's powerful pro-gun lobby after a gunman shot dead 18 young children at an elementary school in Texas.

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"When, in God's name, are we going to stand up to the gun lobby," he said in an address from the White House.

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"It's time to turn this pain into action for every parent, for every citizen of this country. We have to make it clear to every elected official in this country: it's time to act." - AFP

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