US President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that he would travel in the coming days with his wife to Uvalde, Texas, to console the families of the victims of a shooting at an elementary school in the city.
Speaking at the White House to introduce an executive order for police reform, on the second birthday of African American George Floyd, he said he and the First Lady hoped “to bring some comfort to a community in shock, mourning and traumatized”.
Joe Biden traveled to Buffalo, New York, just over a week ago to meet with families of victims of a supermarket shooting by a white supremacist.
“I’m sick and tired of this,” he said, urging the Senate to quickly approve the appointment of Steven Dettelbach to head the federal agency in charge of gun control laws.
The American president also renewed his criticism of the pro-firearms lobby in the United States, which is striving to stop any attempt to strengthen legislation in the sector.