Biden Had a Chance to Say the Right Thing on the Uvalde Shooting

Joe Biden spoke on Tuesday about the massacre at Robb Elementary School, Uvalde Texas. At least 21 people, including 18 schoolchildren and one teacher, have been killed by the gunman. Salvador Ramos (18 years old) has been identified as the shooter. The incident resulted in the death of a border patrol agent. He had only tried to assist; the incident did not have any immigration connection. Ramos is alleged to have shot his grandmother in the morning, then drove up to the school and started shooting at the school.

Biden ordered the flags on the White House to be flown at half-mast as a “mark of respect for the victims of senseless acts of violence.”

“I had hoped….I wouldn’t have to do this again,” Biden said, noting that the parents will never be the same.

To lose a child is like losing a piece of your soul, he said, it’s never quite the same. “The Lord is near to the broken-hearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” He asked the nation to pray for the parents and families. Even though it almost seemed that he would, he kept his mouth shut about his son. But had he stopped there it would have been good — a comforting leader, showing empathy for the pain of the families.

He then continued his attacks on guns and his call for gun control with these brief comments.

“When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby,” Biden ranted, almost immediately politicizing the deaths of the children. “When in God’s name are we going to do what we know needs to be done?”

What law would have stopped this, when he doesn’t even know what the facts are yet? This shooting is not the fault of the gun lobby. And it’s about the evil and/or mental health of the shooter.

“I am sick and tired of it. We have to act,” he demanded. Biden stated that assault weapon laws had reduced such crime after Biden passed them. This was false. There isn’t any evidence.

Although we don’t have any evidence to support this claim, Biden stated that Ramos bought assault weapons from a local store. It’s unconscionable that he should be saying such things. But Biden doesn’t seem to care about sticking to the facts that we know at this point. He is the same man who lied — during remarks to the Buffalo mass shooting victims — about a Dallas mass shooting being about white supremacy when it was allegedly committed by a black man.

Then in Tuesday’s speech, he screamed about assault weapons, claiming deer aren’t running through the woods with kevlar on, in an insane comment.

Biden lied saying it doesn’t happen in other countries — he must have missed the cartel shooting 11 people to death in Mexico, also on Tuesday.

He doesn not know what law has been violated or any facts, so he can’t know what law would have stopped this, if any.

He then repeated the “broken-hearted and crushed in spirit” remark again.

Biden could have thought of the parents and families of victims, at least for a short time. That’s where the focus should be, instead of on trying to yet again push for his political agenda. It’s better to care for the people that have left us than it is about politics.

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