MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Wed, 10 Aug 2022 14:58:16 +0000 Biden demands stricter gun laws: 'We have to act' http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/c2b1f80b5b894f4383ac6d596ea2d324 President Joe Biden delivered an emotional call for new restrictions on firearms after a gunman opened fire at a Texas elementary school Tuesday. "When in God's name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?" Biden implored at the White House. (May 24) c2b1f80b5b894f4383ac6d596ea2d324 Wed, 25 May 2022 02:00:13 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:US NETWORK POOLWashington, DC - 24 May 20221. President Joe Biden walks into White House Roosevelt Room2. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"Good evening, fellow Americans. I had hoped when I became president I would not have to do this again. Another massacre, Uvalde, Texas. An elementary school. Beautiful, innocent second, third and fourth graders. And how many scores of little children who witnessed what happened see their friends die as if they're on a battlefield, for God's sake. They'll live with it the rest of their lives. There's a lot we don't know yet. There's a lot we do know. The parents who will never see their child again, never have them jump in bed and cuddle with them. Parents will never be the same to lose a child. It's like having a piece of your soul ripped away. There's a hollowness in your chest. You feel like you're being sucked into it and never going to be able to get out. Suffocating. It's never quite the same."3. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"So tonight I ask the nation to pray for them, give the parents and siblings the strength in the darkness they feel right now. As a nation, we have to ask when in God's name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby, when in God's name will we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done."++WHITE FLASH++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"I am sick and tired of it. We have to act. And don't tell me we can't have an impact on this carnage."STORYLINE:President Joe Biden delivered an emotional call for new restrictions on firearms after a gunman opened fire at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday."When in God's name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?" Biden said at the White House shortly after returning from a five-day trip to Asia that was bookended by tragedy.With first lady Jill Biden standing by his side in the Roosevelt Room, Biden added, "I am sick and tired. We have to act."At least 18 students were killed, according to a state senator who said he was briefed by law enforcement, in addition to a teacher. Just two days before Biden left on his trip, he met with victims' families after a hate-motivated shooter killed 10 Black people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York. The back-to-back tragedies served as sobering reminders of the frequency and brutality of an American epidemic of mass gun violence."These kinds of mass shootings rarely happen anywhere else in the world," Biden said. "Why?"He directed that American flags be flown at half-staff through sunset Saturday in honor of the victims in Texas.Vice President Kamala Harris said earlier that people normally declare in moments like this, "our hearts break — but our hearts keep getting broken ... and our broken hearts are nothing compared to the broken hearts of those families.""We have to have the courage to take action ... to ensure something like this never happens again," she said.White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden was briefed on the shooting by deputy chief of staff Jen O'Malley-Dillon and other members of his senior team aboard Air Force One. Shortly before landing in Washington, Biden spoke with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott from the presidential plane "to offer any and all assistance he needs in the wake of the horrific shooting in Uvalde, TX," White House communications director Kate Bedingfield tweeted.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. President Joe Biden delivered an emotional call for new restrictions on firearms after a gunman opened fire at a Texas elementary school Tuesday. "When in God's name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?" Biden implored at the White House. (May 24) Biden demands stricter gun laws: 'We have to act'