Biden instructed: Flags will be at half-mast in the country

Biden, in a written statement regarding the incident, demanded that the flags of the country be lowered at half-mast “as a sign of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence committed in Allen, Texas”.

Expressing his condolences to the families of the 8 Americans who lost their lives in a shopping mall attack, the US President said, “Jill and I pray for the families and other critically injured people and are grateful to the first responders who acted quickly and boldly to save lives.”

Biden said federal, state and local law enforcement agencies were working closely to investigate the attack, instructing federal agencies to provide all necessary support.

In the statement, it was noted that the flags, including representations abroad and navy ships, will remain incomplete until sunset on May 11, 2023.

“The leading cause of death for American children is gun violence”

Mentioning that yesterday’s attack was carried out with an AR-15-style semi-automatic weapon, Joe Biden said, “The American society has already been subjected to nearly 200 mass executions this year. According to reliable estimates, more than 14,000 of our citizens lost their lives. Gun violence is the leading cause of death for American children.” used.

“Some progress has been made,” Biden said, referring to his efforts to limit arms sales. “But that’s not enough. We need more, faster action to save lives.”

Reminding the Republican Congress members of their responsibilities in this regard, the US president noted that he wanted the Congress to send a bill banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and to enact universal background checks.

Texas state Allen Fire Department Chief Jonathan Boyd stated in his press release yesterday that the suspect, who was captured dead, killed 8 people and injured 7 people, the youngest of whom was 5 years old.

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