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Biden, Hobbs order flags to half-staff to honor victims of Nashville college capturing

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President Joe Biden and Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs have ordered that flags be flown at half-staff by means of sundown on Friday to honor the victims of Monday’s college capturing in Nashville, Tenn.

Six individuals, together with three youngsters, had been shot and killed Monday morning at a personal Okay-6 college related to Covenant Presbyterian Church. The 28-year-old assailant, a former pupil on the college, used three legally bought weapons within the assault, officers stated. The shooter was shot to dying by law enforcement officials.

Biden stated reducing the flags was “a mark of respect for the victims of the mindless acts of violence.”

Biden issued a half-staff proclamation on Monday, and Hobbs did so Tuesday.

“As flags throughout our state and our nation are lowered for the six victims of faculty gun violence in Nashville, we mourn their loss, together with all others killed by gun violence,” Hobbs stated. “Our colleges needs to be protected locations for college kids and lecturers, this might have and will have been prevented.”

Officers stated the victims had been:

  • Evelyn Dieckhaus, 9
  • William Kinney, 9
  • Hallie Scruggs, 9
  • Mike Hill, 61, college custodian
  • Katherine Koonce, 60, college head
  • Cynthia Peak, 61, substitute instructor

“The Congress has to behave. Nearly all of the American individuals assume
having assault weapons is weird; it’s a loopy concept. They’re in opposition to
that. And so, I feel the Congress needs to be passing the assault
weapons ban,” Biden informed reporters Tuesday morning.

“I need to remind you, the final time we handed the assault weapons ban,
violent shootings went down, mass shootings went down for 10 or nonetheless
a few years it was — 9 years,” the president stated. “So I can’t do something besides plead with the Congress to behave fairly.”

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