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19 children and two teachers were killed in the small town of Uvalde, west of San Antonio, in Texas after a gunman opened fire inside an elementary school. This is the United State’s deadliest school shooting incident in nearly a decade. ‘The idea that an 18-year-old can walk into a store and buy assault weapons is just wrong. What in God’s name do you need an assault weapon for except to kill someone? the POTUS tweeted.

There have so far been at least 212 mass shootings in the US in 2022, according to the nonprofit organisation Gun Violence Archive. This means there have been more mass shootings this year than there have been days in 2022, CNN reported. CNN and the GVA define a mass shooting as a shooting that injured or killed four or more people, not including the shooter. Tuesday’s massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvald is the second-deadliest school shooting since 2012, when 26 children and adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

US President Joe Biden renewed the Democrats’ push for tighter gun control laws. We as a nation have to ask when in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby. When in God’s name do we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done? Biden asked in a somber address following another school massacre that evoked the pain of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting of 2012. The president, who lost a young daughter in a car accident and an adult son to cancer, told parents of the victims that losing a child is like having a piece of your soul ripped away.