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Beto O'Rourke curses at heckler who laughed while he discussed Uvalde shooting during campaign stop

MINERAL WELLS, Texas - Democratic candidate for governor Beto O'Rourke snapped back at a heckler who laughed while he talked about the school shooting in Uvalde.During a campaign stop in Mineral Falls, O'Rourke described the weapon used by the Robb Elementary School shooter as a weapon "originally designed for use on the battlefields" when the man started to laugh."It may be funny to you, m*********er, but it's not funny to me, okay?" O'Rourke responded.The Democratic candidate received a standing ovation from his supporters.RELATED: Uvalde, Texas school shooting body cam footage releasedShortly after his speech, O'Rourke tweeted, "Nothing more serious to me than getting justice for the families in Uvalde and stopping this from ever happening again."19 children and two teachers were killed in the Uvalde shooting in May.O'Rourke confronted Governor Greg Abbott at a press conference following the shooting, saying the governor hadn't done enough to prevent mass shootings."The time to stop the next shooting is right now, and you’re doing nothing," O'Rourke said.RELATED: Beto O’Rourke interrupts Texas school shooting press conference: ‘You’re doing nothing’A recent YouGov poll shows Abbott leading O'Rourke by 5 points in November's governor race.

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WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden delivered an impassioned plea to Congress to act on gun control Thursday night in an address to the nation, calling on lawmakers to restore limits on the sale of assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines after a string of mass shootings in the country.Speaking at the White House, Biden sought to drive up pressure on Congress to pass stricter gun limits after such efforts failed following past attacks."How much more carnage are we willing to accept," Biden said after last week's shootings by an 18-year-old gunman, who killed 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and another attack on Wednesday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where a gunman shot and killed four people and himself at a medical office.And those came after the May 14 assault in Buffalo, New York, where a white 18-year-old wearing military gear and livestreaming with a helmet camera opened fire with a rifle at a supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood, killing 10 people and wounding three others in what authorities described as "racially motivated violent extremism."All major broadcast networks broke away from regular programing to carry Biden’s remarks at 7:30 p.m. EDT, before the start of primetime shows.
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