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In front of Joe Biden, Alberto Fernández criticized Bullrich and Milei for the deregulation of arms sales


The president alluded to them when he referred to the shooting attack that a woman carried out this week at a Nashville school.

Local Argentine politics slipped into the

Oval Room of the White House for a few seconds.

During his words in front of the accredited journalists and the Argentine media covering the tour,

Alberto Fernández alluded to the opposition leaders who promote the deregulation of the use of weapons

, a shot by raising the presidential candidates Javier Milei and Patricia Bullrich.

It happened at the end of the words that Biden exchanged with the President for 11 minutes in front of journalists, when Fernández referred to the shooting at a Nashville school that claimed the lives of six boys for which all public buildings in Washington -including the House White- they have the flags at half mast.

In my country there are those who propose that arms sales be released to defend themselves.

So I really appreciate your initiative.

And know that you have an absolute ally in me, said the Argentine president, in a statement that sincerely aligned his administration with Washington.

The allusion seemed to have two main recipients: the Libertad Avanza candidate and the PRO president.

"I am in favor of the free carrying of arms," ​​Milei said in repeated interviews over the past year.

The former Minister of Security, meanwhile, also made statements along the same lines, in 2018.

"Anyone who wants to be armed should be armed

," Bullrich said at the time.

Fernández celebrated the initiative of the Democratic leader to regulate the sale of arms in his country, which all experts describe as the main reason for a repeated tragedy, which in 2021 -during the pandemic- set a historical record.

According to a JAMA Network Open analysis from last year, in the last three decades: 1 million people have lost their lives in the United States due to the use of firearms.

“I heard about the Nashville tragedy.

I want to convey my solidarity and affection to the families of the victims.

I wanted to publicly express

my support for your initiative to regulate gun sales in the United States


That idea that you lead is a problem that the world has, ”Fernández told Biden, who thanked him for his words before the press evacuated the Oval Room.

The US president told Fernández that his wife Jill Biden is currently at the school where the massacre occurred.

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