(Bearing Arms) President Joe Biden addressed the nation on Thursday night, hours after reports of a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. By the time the president addressed the nation shortly after 8:30 p.m. ET, the death toll in the shooting had climbed to 18 children and two adults.
During his address, Biden opened by speaking emotionally about the pain of losing a child, describing it as a “hollowness in your chest you feel like you’re being sucked into it and never going to be able to get out, suffocating”, adding “it’s never quite the same.”
After calling on the nation to pray for the victims and their families, Biden immediately invoked God again and asked when in His name will the nation “stand up to the gun lobby” and “do what we know in our gut needs to be done.”
After talking about “assault weapons,” Biden then turned his attention to “the gun manufacturers”, who he accused of “aggressively marketing the assault weapons which make them the greatest and largest profit.”
While the motive for the attack is unknown at this time, as well as how the murderer acquired his gun, Biden made it clear that Democrats will be pushing to pass his gun control agenda, or at least try to run on it in the midterms.
“It’s time to act,” Biden exhorted. “It’s time for those who obstruct or delay or block the commonsense gun laws, we need to let you know that we will not forget. We can do so much more…”