After the shock and sadness of the killings in Uvalde, Texas, Joe Biden called on his country to show « courage » pour “stand up to the industry ” firearms. Tuesday, May 24, a few hours after the shooting at Robb Elementary School, which killed at least 21 people, including 19 schoolchildren, the President of the United States attacked the very powerful firearms lobby.
From the White House, Joe Biden recalled the weight of legislation in firearm mortality in his country. “When we passed the assault weapons ban, mass shootings went down. When the law expired, mass shootings tripled,” he pointed out.
Thousands of miles away, Steve Kerr, coach of the Californian Golden State Warriors basketball team, was not in the mood for the game his players were about to play. He took advantage of his press conference to rail against the Republican senators who, according to him, “take hostage” the American people by refusing to pass a law allowing arms dealers to check the psychiatric histories of their clients. “It’s pathetic, I’ve had enough”he stormed, after asserting that these senators valued their power more than their “the lives of our children”.