Published: 2023-03-28 10:27
Last Updated: 2023-06-07 08:19
US President Joe Biden described the deadly school shooting Monday in Nashville as "sick" and said gun violence is tearing the nation's "soul."
"It's just sick," he said at the White House. Biden praised police for responding "within minutes" but called on Congress to pass an assault weapons ban.
"It's ripping our communities apart, ripping the soul of this nation, ripping at the very soul of the nation," he said.
Earlier Monday, a heavily armed former student killed three young children and three staff in what appeared to be a carefully planned attack at a private elementary school in Nashville on Monday, before being shot dead by police.