Biden decries 'sick' Nashville school shooting

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Biden decries 'sick' Nashville school shooting

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday condemned a "sick" epidemic of gun violence against children, a day after three students and three adult staff members were killed in a school shooting in Nashville.

"I never thought when I started my public life that guns would be the number one killer of children in America," Biden told an audience in North Carolina where he was visiting a semiconductor factory. "It's sick."

Firearms have surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of death for Americans aged 1 to 19, according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data through 2021, the latest figures available.

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