(NEXSTAR) – President Joe Biden addressed the nation Tuesday following the deadly school shooting that happened in Uvalde, Texas, calling for change to the country’s gun laws.
“As a nation, we have to ask when in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?” Biden remarked. “When in God’s name do we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done?”
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, 20 people – 18 children, a teacher, and the suspected shooter – are dead after Tuesday’s shooting at Robb Elementary School. Gov. Greg Abbott said it is believed the 18-year-old suspect, identified as Salvador Ramos of Uvalde, abandoned his car and entered the school where he opened fire with a handgun, and possibly a rifle, before responding officers shot and killed him.
The alleged gunman also reportedly shot his own grandmother before entering the school, Abbott said, but he was unable to provide any further details about the…