Biden tears into gun makers, mourns kids dying ‘as if they’re in a battlefield’ after Texas shooting

President Joe Biden condemned gun manufacturers and mourned ‘so many crushed spirits’ in the wake of a devastating mass shooting at a Texas elementary school that killed 18 children on Tuesday.

The president called on elected officials to ‘stand up to the gun lobby’ in an impassioned speech barely two hours after arriving back in the United States following his first trip to Asia while commander-in-chief. 

‘I had hoped, when I became president, I would not have to do this. Again. Another massacre,’ a visibly emotional Biden said.

Speaking from the White House Roosevelt Room with First Lady Jill Biden clad in black by his side, the president said: ‘Uvalde, Texas. An elementary school. Beautiful innocent, second, third, fourth graders. And how many scores of little children who witnessed what happen – see their friends die as if they’re on a battlefield, for God’s sake?’

He took a moment to empathize with parents who would never see their young children again after Tuesday.

‘Parents will…

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