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President Joe Biden delivered virtual remarks Monday to the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives Conference.
Watch Biden’s remarks in the player above.
Biden spoke on the recent mass shooting in Buffalo, where 10 Black people were killed including a retired police officer working as a security guard at the store.
“When I think of Aaron [Salter] … I think of all of you,” he said. “Being a police officer isn’t just what you do, it’s who you are, and it’s never easy.”
Biden highlighted his efforts to curb gun violence in recent years, pointing out that “being a cop today is a hell of a lot harder than it’s ever been” in part because they have to face “weapons of war” out on the streets.
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“I believe in the 2nd Amendment, but it’s not a right that’s absolute,” he said.
Biden spoke virtually because he’s recovering from COVID-19 after testing positive Thursday morning.
On Sunday, the president’s physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor said Biden’s symptoms continued to “improve significantly.”
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