UVALDE: US President Joe Biden arrived Sunday in Uvalde to console residents mourning 19 kids and two academics who had been gunned down at an elementary college within the small Texas city. Biden and First Woman Jill Biden had been to go to a memorial exterior the college and attend a Catholic Mass, in addition to meet with first responders and mourning relations of the useless. Harrowing accounts emerged of the ordeal confronted by survivors of Tuesday’s assault, as Biden referred to as for motion to forestall future massacres in a rustic the place efforts to tighten firearms rules have repeatedly failed. “We can not outlaw tragedy, I do know, however we are able to make America safer. We are able to lastly do what we have now to do to guard the lives of the individuals and of our youngsters,” Biden stated Saturday in a speech on the College of Delaware. As residents gathered in a central sq. in Uvalde over the weekend to pay homage to the victims, haunting tales emerged of scholars who performed useless whereas the teenager gunman sprayed bullets and police held again from storming in to the rescue. Ten-year-old Samuel Salinas was sitting in his fourth-grade classroom when the shooter, later recognized as Salvador Ramos, 18, barged in with a chilling announcement: “You are all going to die.” Then “he simply began capturing,” Salinas instructed ABC Information. Texas authorities admitted Friday that as many as 19 cops had been within the college hallway for almost an hour with out breaching the room the place the shooter was, considering he had ended his killing. Officers referred to as this delay the “unsuitable determination.” Ramos was lastly killed by police. Survivors of the assault have described making determined, whispered pleas for assist in 911 cellphone calls throughout his assault. Some performed useless to keep away from drawing the shooter’s consideration. Eleven-year-old Miah Cerrillo even smeared the blood of a useless pal on herself as she feigned dying. Salinas stated he thinks Ramos fired at him, however the bullet struck a chair, sending shrapnel into the boy’s leg. “I performed useless so he would not shoot me,” he stated. One other pupil, Daniel, whose mom wouldn’t present his final title, stated he noticed Ramos hearth by way of the glass within the classroom door, placing his instructor. The bullets had been “sizzling,” he instructed The Washington Submit, and when one other bullet ricocheted and struck a fellow pupil within the nostril, he stated he may hear the sickening sound it made. Although his instructor lay on the ground bleeding, she repeatedly instructed the scholars, “‘Keep calm. Keep the place you’re. Do not transfer,'” Daniel recalled. He was lastly rescued by police who broke the home windows of his classroom. Since then, he has had recurrent nightmares. A makeshift memorial has sprung up at Uvalde’s courthouse sq.. Twenty-one easy white crosses have been erected round a fountain — one for every sufferer. And folks have left rising piles of stuffed animals and flowers, in addition to heart-rending messages: “Love you” and “You can be missed.” Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday attended the funeral of a sufferer of one other current mass capturing — Ruth Whitfield, who was amongst 10 individuals killed when a self-described white supremacist opened hearth in a grocery store in Buffalo, New York on Might 14. She additionally urged US lawmakers to take motion on weapons. “Congress will need to have the braveness to face up, as soon as and for all, to the gun foyer and move affordable gun security legal guidelines,” Harris tweeted. The Uvalde capturing was the deadliest college assault since 20 kids and 6 workers had been killed at Sandy Hook Elementary College in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012. Regardless of years of rising paralysis on the difficulty in Congress, Democratic Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy stated Sunday there have been “critical negotiations” on getting approval for some new gun management measures.