US President Joe Biden delivered an emotional call for new restrictions on firearms after a gunman killed at least 18 children and three adults at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday. “When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?,” Mr Biden said at the White House shortly after returning from a five-day trip to Asia that was bookended by tragedy.
With First Lady Jill Biden standing by his side in the Roosevelt Room, Mr Biden added: “I am sick and tired. We have to act.” At least 18 students were killed, according to a state senator who said he was briefed by law enforcement, in addition to a teacher.
Just two days before Mr Biden left on his trip, he met with victims’ families after a hate-motivated shooter killed 10 black people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk