Biden Determined To End This

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Speaking in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday (August 30), President Joe Biden passionately pled for the banning of assault-style weapons bans, pointing to the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, in a push to get Congress to pass the much stricter gun law.

The Uvalde mass shooting — resulting in the deaths of two teachers and 19 elementary students — was the deadliest shooting at a public school in Texas sending shockwaves throughout the nation. But the most shocking revelation from the devastating event was made by Biden during his Tuesday address when he mentioned parents had to use DNA to identify their children’s bodies.

In a passionate statement, Biden lamented parents being unable to “identify the body,” yelling into the microphone how it was possible for “A 20-year-old kid can walk in and buy [assualt weapon]?” leaving behind gruesome scenes that would require “DNA to say that’s my baby.”

He then emphatically yelled, “What the hell’s the matter with us?” “What are we doing?”

Most of Biden’s address focused on community safety and the bipartisan gun bill passed into law in July.

But Biden also emphasized that he would be pursuing a ban on assault weapons.

Biden, who was on the Senate in 1994 when a 10-year ban on the sale of assault weapons was passed by Congress, said: “I’m determined to ban assault weapons in this country. Determined. I did it once, and I’ll do it again.”

He then turned the heat up on the GOP, telling attendees to “hold every elected official’s feet to the fire and ask them, are you for banning assault weapons? Yes or no?” Adding that “If the answer’s no, vote against them.”