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Biden to Speak on Guns

President Joe Biden will deliver a speech Thursday on “the recent tragic mass shootings,

And the need for Congress to act to pass commonsense laws to combat the epidemic of gun violence that is taking lives every day,” the White House announced.

The remarks, which are slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET from the White House’s Cross Hall, come as the country has seen a string of shootings,

Including one Wednesday at a medical center in Tulsa, Oklahoma – in the days since Biden delivered remarks on the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting, and the shooting in a Buffalo, New York, supermarket.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a tweet following the Tulsa shooting Wednesday that Biden had been briefed and that the White House was closely monitoring the situation.

Calls have increased since the Uvalde shooting for U.S. lawmakers to take concrete action to prevent shootings like Uvalde’s,

The deadliest school shooting since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, nearly 10 years ago.

But Democrats are once again grappling with a path forward on a long-stalled issue that looks unlikely to get resolved.

On Monday, Biden told reporters that he’ll “continue to push” on gun control policy, but he added that it’s ultimately up to Congress, saying he “can’t dictate this stuff.”

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