Biden Calls For Stricter Gun Laws After Texas Shooting
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President Joe Biden has called on Congress to “stand up to the gun lobby” and pass legislation to implement increased restrictions on firearms after a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school.
“As a nation, we have to ask, when in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?” Biden said in remarks delivered from the White House. “I am sick and tired of it. We have to act. And don’t tell me we can’t have an impact on this carnage.”
“It’s time to turn this pain into action,” Biden said. “We have to make it clear to every elected official in this country: It’s time to act.”
Republican Rep. Randy Fine (FL) addressed the president’s calls for tighter gun laws in a tweet.
“I have news for the embarrassment that claims to be our President — try to take our guns and you’ll learn why the Second Amendment was written in the first place,” Fine wrote.