There have been two horrific mass shootings in America in less than a month, and many have left a question mark; Will our government literally do that? Something About this?
In fact, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden faced action demands on Sunday morning in Uvala Texas, Texas, after coming to offer condolences to the survivors of the most recent shooting, during which 19 children and two adults were brutally killed.
“Do something,” one participant shouted as Biden was leaving the service, according to Texas Tribune.
“We will,” the president responded kindly.
But what will they do?
After the Uvalade visit, Biden recounted the “obvious” pain he felt while visiting the bereaved family. The president met with 250 people for about 4 hours, the report said CNN.
“No one left … until I talked to every single person in that room. Every single person. They waited until the end,” Biden added.
The president’s remarks came ahead of his meeting with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the Oval Office, and Biden said he and Ardern would discuss violence and online extremism at their meeting.
CNN He added that New Zealand had voted on a bipartisan basis to change its gun laws after a live-streamed mass shooting in Christchurch in 2019, and that Arden was at the forefront of efforts to crack down on online extremism.
“I want to work with you on that endeavor and if you are willing, I want to talk to you about what those conversations were like,” he told her.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
The judiciary is investigating the police response to the shooter
“At the request of Uvalade Mayor Don McLaughlin, the U.S. Department of Justice will review a critical case of law enforcement response to the May 24 shooting in Uvalade, Texas,” DOJ spokesman Anthony Coley said in a statement, according to CNN.
Coley added that the review aims to “provide an independent account of the day’s law enforcement activities and responses and identify lessons learned and best practices to help first responders prepare and respond to active shooter events.”
“The review will be conducted with the office of the Community Oriented Policing Department,” he continued. “Like the previous judicial review of previous shootings and other serious incidents, this assessment will be fair, transparent and independent. The judiciary will release a report with its findings at the conclusion of its review. “
It comes amid reports that the gunman spent more than an hour inside the school before being eventually killed by a strategic unit of Border Patrol agents. According to earlier reports, it took police 78 minutes to unload the gunman.