Is he really going to make this a stump speech? He said the same line about the Sandy Hook children “riddled with bullet holes” last week.
[L]ike he did last month at his gun violence event in Richmond, Va., Biden evoked the memory of the December Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that killed 26 people and made the case that less-noticed shootings are taking many more lives than the attention-grabbing mass shootings.
Ticking through the number of gun murders in Philadelphia and surrounding communities – including his hometown of Wilmington, Del., where three people were shot dead at a courthouse Monday – Biden cast the Newtown, Conn., school massacre and everyday American violence as a singular problem to be solved.
“There are over 30 people a day, there is a Sandy Hook plus every day taking place in America,” he said. “And you’ve heard me say this before, we can’t wait, we cannot wait. The images of those innocent little children being riddled with bullet holes as gripped the conscience of a nation and the nation is demanding that we act responsibly.”