On Tuesday, 19 children and 2 adults were killed in a shooting at a Texas elementary school.

The shooting has drawn parallels to the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut.

Former President Barack Obama says “It’s long past the time for action.”

He says the country is “paralyzed” by the gun lobby.

Joe Biden echoed his sentiments in a fiery speech on Tuesday night.

“If an 18-year-old can walk into a gun store and buy two assault weapons, it’s just wrong,” Biden said.

He added, “It’s time to turn this pain into action.”

When Biden was Obama’s VP, he led a task on gun violence following Sandy Hook.

However, stricter gun control measures failed to pass a Republican-controlled Senate.