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After 21 were killed, President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden to arrive in Uvalde to grieve with community

Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre mentioned the president would meet with the community, non secular leaders and victims’ households.

UVALDE, Texas — President Joe Biden and first woman Jill Biden will journey to Uvalde on Sunday morning to honor victims of Tuesday’s mass school shooting in which 19 kids and two lecturers were killed.

The White House mentioned the Bidens would “grieve with the community that lost 21 lives in the horrific” taking pictures at Robb Elementary School. Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre mentioned the president would meet with the community, non secular leaders and victims’ households.

The Bidens will first go to the memorial website at Robb Elementary School to pay their respects. At midday, they’ll attend mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. In the afternoon, they’ll meet with households. Later, they’ll meet with first responders. In the night, they’ll return to Delaware.

Jean-Pierre echoed Biden, who in remarks Tuesday night, spoke from personal expertise in regards to the ache of shedding a baby, and referred to as on the nation to tighten gun legal guidelines in response to the taking pictures.

’“When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?” he mentioned. “Why are we willing to live with this carnage? Why do we keep letting this happen?”

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While holding a press convention about state resources being offered for victims of the Robb Elementary School mass taking pictures in Uvalde, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was interrupted by a Texas senator.

During the question-and-answer portion of the press convention, Texas Sen. Roland Gutierrez (D-District 19) stood up and referred to as on Abbott to name a particular session of the Texas Legislature to tackle the taking pictures.

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At the identical time, the actions — or extra notably, the inaction — of a college district police chief and different legislation enforcement officers have moved swiftly to the middle of the investigation into the college taking pictures.

The delay in confronting the shooter, who was inside the college for greater than an hour, may lead to self-discipline, lawsuits and even legal costs towards police.

RELATED: Police inaction strikes to heart of Uvalde taking pictures probe

Now, funeral preparations have been made for a number of the 21 individuals who lost their lives.

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