PRESIDENT Joe Biden called for action tonight after Wednesday’s tragedy where five people, including the shooter, died in a shooting outside an Oklahoma hospital.

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

The president says background checks and red flag laws need to increase and the age to buy guns should be raised to 21.

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

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

Governor Kathy Hochul and other lawmakers said the bills respond 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 supermarket in Buffalo, New York.

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

Read our Tulsa shooting live blog for the latest updates

  • Amanda Glenn had a ‘servant’s heart’

    Amanda Dawn Glenn, 40, was the receptionist killed in the Natalie Building.

    Glenn’s family said she “always puts everyone first,” according to Tulsa police.

    The mother of two has worked in the medical field for over 18 years.

  • William Love “sacrificed his life” for his wife

    Veteran William Love, 73, was the patient killed in the Tulsa shooting.

    According to Love’s family, he “heard the shots and knew his wife could not escape the building on her own,” according to the Tulsa Police Department.

    “He sacrificed his life for her.

    Love is survived by his wife, brother, daughters, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

  • Tulsa PD honors victims with tribute

    The Tulsa Police Department posted a “REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS” tribute on its Facebook page.

    The post details a biography for each of the four victims and includes a fundraiser at the end.

    “In our previous story, we identified the suspect in the active shooter situation on 06/01/2022 inside the Natalie Building on Saint Francis Campus,” the post read.

    “In this article, we would like to take the time to honor and remember the four deceased victims.”

  • New York will increase the age to buy guns

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

    Governor Kathy Hochul and other lawmakers said the bills respond to recent mass shootings across the country.

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

  • Four victims

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

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

    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 had done,” Chief Franklin said.

    It is not yet known whether the shooter contacted his wife before or during the rampage.

  • The victim probably held the door closed

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

    However, he says he believes it was the patient victim who held a door closed.

  • Biden spoke in a candlelit room

    Biden’s moving speech on Thursday night came from Cross Hall.

    Candles could be seen lined up behind the president to honor the victims of the recent mass shootings.

    Credit: AP
  • Biden says everyday places are ‘battlegrounds’

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

    “Standing in this small town like so many other communities across America, I couldn’t help but think that there were too many other schools, too many other everyday places, that are become battlegrounds – battlegrounds – here in America,” Biden said. .

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

  • Biden ended his speech with prayer

    President Biden ended his speech by quoting Psalm 91.

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

  • Biden visited Irma Garcia’s family

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

    “What would she say? asked their children.

  • Turn outrage into action

    Biden said American voters should turn their outrage into action and put this issue at the heart of their vote, calling for bipartisan support on gun reform.

  • 20 mass killings since Uvalde

    “We can no longer disappoint America.”

    Biden said since the Uvalde shooting, 20 mass shootings have taken place.

  • Biden illustrates the devastation

    “Imagine being that little girl in Uvalde,” Biden said, referring to the child who got bloodstained on her face in the elementary school shooting.

  • ‘Sufficient’

    Biden says America must keep assault weapons out of the hands of murderers.

    He said Uvalde’s parents had to identify the children with DNA samples.

  • Biden calls for assault weapons ban

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

    Biden says America should increase background checks.

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

  • Biden talks about the Second Amendment

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

    The president said he respects the culture and traditions of gun owners, but the Second Amendment cannot be “unlimited.”

  • Biden spent ‘hours’ honoring the victims

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

    The day before, he had traveled to Uvalde to pay his respects to the victims of the recent shooting at Robb Elementary School.

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

  • Biden speaks NOW

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

  • “Shot at anyone who got in his way”

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

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

  • Biden will deliver remarks

    The president will deliver a speech on the recent mass shootings at 7:30 p.m. tonight, according to the White House.

    Biden will also speak on “the need for Congress to act to pass common sense laws to address the epidemic of gun violence that is claiming lives,” the announcement said.

  • Kristin Chenoweth mourns her hometown

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

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

  • NJ Gov calls for gun legislation

    New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy posted a tweet, calling on Congress to pass gun safety legislation.

    “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’s time for Congress to pass national gun safety legislation and for the Legislature to pass our sweeping gun safety bill.”

  • Top supermarket shootings

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

    At least 10 people were killed and three were injured, officials said.

    Two of the injured were initially in critical condition.

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

  • The community dresses in pink

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

    Journalist Brian Dorman said, “You’ll likely see a lot of pink in our community over the next few days.”