Tulsa hospital shooting LIVE – Biden slams gun ‘carnage’ in speech and NY raises age to buy semi-automatic rifles to 21

PRESIDENT Joe Biden called for action tonight following Wednesday’s tragedy that left five people, including the gunman, dead in a shootout outside an Oklahoma hospital.

In his speech, Biden called for a ban on assault weapons and high-performance magazines.

The President says background checks and red flags need to be stepped up and the age to buy guns should be raised to 21.

“For heaven’s sake, how much more carnage are we willing to accept?” Biden asked.

The speech came hours before it was reported that New York lawmakers will raise the legal age to buy semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21, according to Bloomberg, and will likely pass legislation created to prevent mass shootings.

Gov. Kathy Hochul and other lawmakers said the bills were in response to recent mass shootings across the country.

The Tulsa massacre came just eight days after a mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas that killed 19 students and two teachers, and 18 days after a gunman killed 10 people at a convenience store in Buffalo, New York.

The legislative package will go to Hochul’s desk to be enacted.

Read our Tulsa Shooting Live Blog for the latest updates

  • New York to raise gun purchase age

    State legislatures will raise the legal age to purchase semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21 and likely pass legislation designed to prevent mass shootings, Bloomberg reports.

    Gov. Kathy Hochul and other lawmakers said the bills were in response to recent mass shootings across the country.

    The legislative package will now go to Hochul’s desk to be enacted.

  • Four victims

    Chief Franklin said the victims, who weren’t doctors, “were there for medical purposes.”

    “They got in the way and Louis shot them down.”

    The victims included two doctors, a receptionist and a patient, according to Chief Franklin.

  • The suspect’s wife called the police

    “The information we currently have is that she didn’t know what was going to happen, but he contacted her … to let her know what he did,” Chief Franklin said.

    It is still unclear whether the shooter made contact with his wife before or during the rampage.

  • The victim likely kept the door closed

    Police Chief Franklin said he could not confirm which victim held the door open for the escape.

    However, he said he believes it was the patient victim who kept a door shut.

  • Biden spoke to a candlelit room

    Biden’s emotional speech Thursday night came from Cross Hall.

    Candles were seen lined up behind the President to honor the victims of the recent mass shooting.

    Credit: AP
  • Biden Says Everyday Places Are ‘Battlegrounds’

    President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden recently visited Uvalde, Texas to pay their respects to the victims of the Robb Elementary shooting.

    “As I stood there in this small town, like so many other communities across America, I couldn’t help but think that there are too many other schools, too many other everyday places that have become killing fields – battlefields – here in America,” Biden said.

    “For heaven’s sake, how much more carnage are we willing to accept?”

  • Biden ended his speech in prayer

    President Biden ended his speech by quoting Psalm 91.

    “This is my prayer for you all. God bless you.”

  • Biden visited Irma Garcia’s family

    Joe and Jill Biden met with the four orphans and family of Irma and Joe Garcia, the hero teacher who was killed in the Uvalde shooting and her husband, who days later “died of heartbreak.”

    “What would she say?” asked her children.

  • Turn outrage into action

    Biden said American voters should act on their outrage and put this issue at the center of their voting, and called for bipartisan support for gun reform.

  • 20 mass shootings since Uvalde

    “We cannot disappoint America again.”

    Biden said 20 mass shootings have occurred since Uvalde was shot.

  • Biden illustrates devastation

    “Imagine you were the little girl in Uvalde,” Biden said, referring to the child who smeared blood on her face during the elementary school shooting.

  • ‘Enough’

    Biden says America must keep offensive weapons out of the hands of killers.

    He said parents in Uvalde had to identify children with DNA swabs.

  • Biden calls for a ban on assault weapons

    “If we can’t ban assault weapons, we should raise the purchase age from 18 to 21.”

    Biden says America should step up background checks.

    He calls for the reintroduction of the ban on assault weapons.

  • Biden talks about second amendment

    “It’s not about taking guns away from people,” Biden said.

    The president said he respects gun owners’ culture and traditions, but the second amendment cannot be “unlimited.”

  • Biden spent “hours” honoring the victims

    Biden said on Memorial Day he commemorated veterans at Arlington National Cemetary.

    The day before he had visited Uvalde to honor the victims of the recent Robb Primary school shooting.

    He said the victims’ families told him to “do something”.

  • Biden speaks NOW

    The President’s speech can be streamed live on YouTube.

  • “Shooted anyone who stood in his way”

    The chief said there were reports that “one of the victims held the door open for someone to escape and was shot and killed,” Franklin said.

    “Amanda was a victim and she was the receptionist,” he also clarified.

  • Biden for comments

    The President is due to address the recent mass shooting at the White House at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

    Biden will also speak about “the need for Congress to act to pass sane legislation to fight the epidemic of gun violence that is taking lives,” the announcement said.

  • Kristin Chenoweth mourns the loss of her hometown

    Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth tweeted her shocked reaction to the shooting in her own hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    “Stop this madness!!!!” asked Chenoweth.

  • NJ Gov calls for gun legislation

    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy released a tweet urging Congress to pass a gun safety law.

    “Another day, another mass shooting in America – this time in Tulsa,” he wrote. “Our hearts break for the victims.”

    “We don’t have to live like this. It is time for Congress to pass statewide gun safety legislation and for the legislature to pass our comprehensive gun safety bill.”

  • Top shooting in the supermarket

    On May 14, 2022, shots were fired at a supermarket in upstate New York.

    According to official figures, at least ten people were killed and three injured.

    Two of the injured were initially in critical condition.

    The suspected shooter was 18-year-old Payton Gendron.

  • The community wears pink

    Many wore pink especially at today’s press conference to show their support for Saint Francis Hospital and the victims.

    Reporter Brian Dorman said, “You’re likely to see a lot of pink in our community in the coming days.”

  • Bomb threat and shooting associated

    The hospital shooting and the bomb threat in Muskogee are linked, according to Muskogee official Lynn Hamlin.

    A reporter on Twitter wrote: “TPD contacted Muskogee PD after the Tulsa shooting and said it was possible the shooter planted a bomb at a home in Muskogee.”

  • Bomb threat in Muskogee

    Muskogee police are investigating a bomb threat at a property on Park Place North on Wednesday afternoon, according to KJRH.

    Muskogee police say they received a report of a suspected bomb from Tulsa police.

    Neighborhood residents are being asked to take shelter and everyone else is being asked to stay away from the Country Club area.

  • The shooting happened in the orthopedic office

    Tulsa Police Chief Eric Dalgleish said the scene was mostly confined to a second-floor section of the hospital.

    At least part of the scene was at that level in an orthopedic practice, Dalgleish said. Tulsa hospital shooting LIVE – Biden slams gun ‘carnage’ in speech and NY raises age to buy semi-automatic rifles to 21


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