Joe Biden absorbs the pain of a city in stricken Ovaldi

An 18-year-old opened fire at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, May 24, killing 19 children and two teachers.

Do something!‘: Joe Biden absorbed the pain of Ovaldi, a Texas town traumatized by a school shooting, on Sunday, May 29, but he can’t promise much in terms of gun regulation.

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Walking out of the church where the Catholic-practicing Democratic president and his wife, Jill Biden, had just attended mass, several voices chanted: “Do something!“.”We will do. we’ll doThe chief answered: He climbed the stairs of his car, and turned to whomever challenged him. The couple began their visit at Robb Elementary School, the site of one of the worst school massacres in the United States.

Nineteen children were killed

Salvador Ramos, 18, shot dead 19 children and two teachers on Tuesday. Joe and Jill Biden placed a flower bouquet in front of the crosses bearing the names of the victims, almost drenched in flowers, with a stuffed animal here and there. Then the couple, whose faces were sore behind their darkened glasses, reviewed a row of large photographs showing the broken faces of the children, ages 9 to 11. Biden later spent nearly three hours with the victims’ families, away from the cameras and looking up.

The photos of Ovaldi bleakly resemble the visit the US President and his wife made a few days ago to Buffalo, in the Northeast, the site of a racist massacre. So Joe Biden found himself immersed in mourning, with an intimate dimension. “Losing a child is like taking a part of your soul out of youHe said on Tuesday, who lost his still-baby daughter in a car accident, and a son with cancer coming of age. Perhaps Joe Biden, during his long interview with them, was able to comfort the families a little.

But the 79-year-old Democrat can’t do much more than that, in a country where more guns circulate than people. Ricardo Garcia, 47, an employee of Yuvaldi Hospital, was working there on the day of the tragedy. “I saw terrible things. Little dead children. I can’t take my mind off the screaming mothers being told the bad news“, He says. “I’m glad (the boss) is here. We are honored. But we have to stop selling guns, period. In Texas today you can’t buy tobacco at the age of 18, but you can get guns. This is not normal‘, he adds.

‘I feel a different state of mind’

Joe Biden would like to break this sinister routine for America, which is upset at regular intervals by shooting without major reforms. “I feel a different state of mind‘, wanted to believe Dick Durbin, the Democratic senator, who was interviewed by CNN on Sunday. Democrats must persuade some Republicans to get the needed qualified majority in the Senate, and at least legislate on access to semi-automatic weapons. The task will be tough. Day Friday, supporters of the conservative camp, including former President Donald Trump, marched to the powerful pro-gun lobby NRA, rallying to the organization’s leader’s logo.The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.Wayne LaPierre said.

The first testimonies of the students who came out alive from the school gave a glimpse into the nightmare. The shooter said to the children as he entered the room:You will all dieBefore the shooting, Samuel Salinas, 10, told ABC. Miah Cerrillo, 11, was said to have tried to evade the attention of Salvador Ramos by covering herself in the blood of a companion, whose body was next to her, and pretending to be dead. I explained to CNN. She just saw a teenager kill his teacher after I told her”good night“.

The feeling was tinged with anger, too, at the reaction of the police that ended the massacre just an hour later. And this is despite numerous calls from people in affected classrooms, including a child pleading: “Please send the line nowAnd the US Department of Justice announced, on Sunday, that it will review this police response.

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