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Joe Biden School Shooting Press Conference Collides With News Of Another School Shooting

Huffington Post – by Amanda Terkel

WASHINGTON — As Vice President Joe Biden held a press conference announcing the progress of the White House’s gun violence task force on Thursday, news broke that there had been two people shot in a school shooting in California. The news grimly underscored the urgency — and difficulty — of addressing the problem of mass gun violence.

At 12:32 p.m. ET, KABC in Los Angeles tweeted, “#BREAKINGNEWS Report of shooting at Taft High School in city of Taft, Kern County. At least 1 victim, students being evacuated.” Other outlets were quickly spreading word of the shooting as well.

At that moment, Biden was reading off the list of stakeholders in the gun violence debate with whom he had met, saying there was “no single answer” to such a “complicated problem. The White House’s task force was formed after the December school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Biden announced Thursday that he would deliver his recommendations for comprehensive gun violence legislation on Tuesday.

A top priority, Biden said, would be creating a strong system of background checks to prevent people with criminal histories or mental illnesses from obtaining guns.

CNN had been airing the Biden press conference live, but it quickly went to a commercial break and then moved to reporting on the shooting.

According to KGET TV, the first victim at Taft Union High School “suffered minor injuries and refused treatment,” while the second was airlifted to Kern Medical Center. The incident occurred around 12:00 p.m. ET, and a suspect was taken into custody around 12:20 p.m.

Since 1982, there have been 62 mass shootings in America. Twenty-five of them occurred since 2006, with seven in 2012.

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5 Responses to Joe Biden School Shooting Press Conference Collides With News Of Another School Shooting

  1. rhumstruck says:

    “The news grimly underscored the urgency — and difficulty — of addressing the problem of mass gun violence.”

    Oh really? This from another seditious alien, Ariana Huffington. I belive we have a noose with her name on it right next to Piers(I’m such a smug ass that I don’t know when I’m bested with calm logic)Morgan.

  2. Angel-NYC says:

    Gee, what a coincidence…another school shooting happens to break during his press conference. Are any of us truly surprised?

    • chi r says:

      and this shooting was also synchronized to happen with a school shooting “drill”- which was held at the Taft school just that very morning! not making this up folks.

      its the 911 formula: “drill gone live”. they’d score a double win if somehow they could link the shooter to Iran, or Syria!?!?!

  3. Jenna B says:

    Another drummed up school shootings in the wake of the most aggressive attempt at removing the God given Constitutional rights of law abiding citizens. Pretty efed up.
    Show me some things, please.
    Show me a picture of Bin Laden. What’s that? Oh, some guys tossed him out of a boat for some reason without taking ANY pics of him. Oh.
    Show me some broken windows or bullet holes inside a class room at Sandy Hoax Elementary. What’s that? Oh, they don’t want anyone to see.
    K, then please show me proof of ANY children from Sandy Hook in a casket. What’s that, I’m sorry? Oh, some trustworthy government guys said nobody, including the parents cant see them. Oh. Makes sense.
    Then please show me one single parent that’s not an actor and that can be verified. And whose neighbors all know them. And whose background can be researched and verified. Oh. That’s funny. I’ve been thinking all along that the news was the news and this stuff really happened. Silly me.
    So what’s next on the list? We’ve had lots of staged hoaxes in the news lately. We’ve had “Guns 4 Groceries”. What’s next?
    It scares the hell out of me to see all the inconsistencies and realize we have such a large American event coming up in New Orleans next month. For a sadistic bunch of pr#@ks that might seem like a great stage to pull the wool over the eyes of some more dumb sheep right in front of millions of faithful TV watchers.
    Then again maybe I’m the nut.

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