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WATCH: Biden urges country to act against gun violence after Texas elementary school shooting

President Joe Biden made an impassioned plea to the nation for more action to stop gun violence after a shooter killed 18 children and injured three adults at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

“Why are we willing to live with this carnage?” Biden asked, adding “where in God’s name is our backbone?” and that it was time to turn pain into action.

He spoke to the wrenching pain of losing a child, and how parents and families of victims — and their classmates, and their communities — would never be the same.

The school shooting in Uvalde, 84 miles west of San Antonio, was the deadliest in the near decade since the attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Biden said “we have to act – and don’t tell me we can’t have an impact on this carnage.”

“We can’t and won’t prevent every tragedy,” but we know [gun laws] work and can have an impact, Biden said.

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