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“A really hard day”: Biden, moved, commemorates the killing in the school of Uvalde

“A really tough day”: Emotional Biden commemorates killing in the school of Uvalde

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Fighting through tears, Joe Biden commemorated the year-ago shooting at the Uvalde school in Texas at the White House on Wednesday, calling again for more gun regulation . 

The President, accompanied by his wife Jill Biden, also very moved, spoke of a “really hard day” for “broken” families, in front of 21 white candles in memory of 19 children and two teachers killed by an 18-year-old at Robb Elementary School.

“Remembering is important, it's also painful,” said the 80-year-old Democrat, known for his empathy with any bereaved family, he who lost two children, a still-baby daughter and an adult son.

He again called for “common sense gun laws” , in particular a ban on the popular AR-15 type semi-automatic weapons.

“Too many places of daily life have become sites of massacres” in America, the president denounced, noting that guns were now the number one killer of children in the United States.

“Everywhere we hear the same thing. +Do something, for God's sake do something!+” he said.

His appeal, however fervent it may be, is unlikely to lead to reform concrete. Republicans, who control one of the two houses of Congress, are hostile to any significant toughening of gun laws.

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