(PatrioticPost.com)- On Tuesday, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will travel to Buffalo, New York, to meet with family members of those killed and injured in the horrific shooting at a Tops grocery store. The shooting left ten people dead and three others wounded.
During their trip, the president and first lady will also meet with members of law enforcement, first responders, and community leaders, according to an official from the White House who spoke with Fox News.
An official from the White House stated that Joe and Jill Biden will go to the memorial at the Tops Friendly Market to “pay their respects to the lives lost in Saturday’s tragic shooting.” The Bidens will be there on Wednesday.
Later on in the day, President Biden will deliver some remarks. He will denounce the shooting as an act of “terrorism motivated by a hateful and perverse individual.” Additionally, it is anticipated that Biden will urge Congress to take action against firearms.
“President Biden will call on Congress to take action to keep weapons of war off our streets,” an official from the White House said, adding that “President Biden will also call on Congress to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and people who have serious mental illnesses that make them a danger to themselves or others.”
In addition to this, the President will call on the American people to speak out against hateful rhetoric and not allow it to spread throughout communities. ‘
Authorities in New York recently released the names of the ten people murdered on Saturday afternoon by a self-described white supremacist who opened fire on a group of victims that was predominantly black.
One of the victims was a retired police officer, and another was the mother of the city’s former fire commissioner. Several of the victims were community members or had personal connections with those who actively served the local community, such as a retired fire commissioner and the mother of the city’s former fire commissioner.
Payton Gendron, age 18, has been charged with carrying out the shooting that is being investigated by the authorities as a “hate crime and an act of racially-motivated violent extremism.”
After entering a plea of not guilty to the charge of first-degree murder on Saturday, Gendron was ordered to be held without the possibility of bail.
On Thursday, he is scheduled to appear before the judge again.