Highland Park, Illinois
7:18 P.M. CDT
THE VICE PRESIDENT: Nicely, to the neighborhood of Highland Park: I carry you condolences from President Joe Biden and from our nation. I’m so sorry for what you all have skilled and the ache, the struggling. This could by no means have occurred. We discuss it being mindless; it’s mindless. It’s completely mindless.
I would like for you that you just maintain one another tight as a neighborhood, that you realize that you’ve a complete nation who cares deeply about you and stands with you. This can be a — an extremely tight neighborhood. I do know that. And this particular person might be dropped at justice, however it’s not going to undo what occurred.
And we — we’re right here for you, and we stand with you. And naturally, as we all the time say — as a result of it’s true — our prayers are with you.
The President and I and our administration have put all the sources and can proceed to place all the sources that the Mayor and the Chief and others want when it comes to the federal help. So the FBI and the ATF are right here.
There’s quite a lot of therapeutic that’s going to need to occur that’s each bodily and emotional. There isn’t a query that this expertise is one thing that’s going to linger when it comes to the trauma. And so, I’d like to induce all of the households and all of the people to do search the assist that you just so rightly deserve.
And — and we’ll cope with what we have to cope with when it comes to additionally, as we transfer ahead, all agreeing that we’ve received to be smarter as a rustic when it comes to who has entry to what and, particularly, assault weapons. And we received to take these things significantly, as significantly as you’re — as a result of you’ve got been compelled to need to take it significantly.
The entire nation ought to perceive and have a stage of empathy to grasp that this may occur wherever, in any peace-loving neighborhood. And we must always stand collectively and converse out about why it’s received to cease.
END 7:21 P.M. CDT
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