This occured in Texas which will NOT bring forth any Gun Control laws probably….
It is the mass shooting of the month it would seem….
America’s gun culture is NOT gonna slow , ewven with these actions.,..
Americans have actually brought MORE guns during the pandemic…
President Biden fresh off the plane from Asia pleads for an end to the ‘carnage ‘ of guns….
It will probably fall on deaf ears a week from now…
Mass shooting’s ARE becoming a monthly thing that will NOT stop…
Not even if children are involved…
A gunman killed at least 18 children and a teacher on Tuesday in a rural Texas elementary school, officials said, in the deadliest American elementary school shooting since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary a decade ago.
The slayings took place just before noon at Robb Elementary School, where second through fourth graders in Uvalde, a small city west of San Antonio, were preparing to start summer break this week.
The gunman, whom the authorities identified as an 18-year-old man who had attended a nearby high school, also died at the scene, officials said.
“He shot and killed horrifically, incomprehensibly,” Gov. Greg Abbott said in a news conference.
As terrified parents in Uvalde late Tuesday waited for word of their children’s safety and as law enforcement officials raced to piece together how the massacre had transpired, the mass shooting was reopening national political debate over gun laws and the prevalence of weapons. Ten days earlier, a gunman fatally shot 10 people inside a Buffalo grocery store.
“This is just evil,” Rey Chapa, an Uvalde resident, said of Tuesday’s killings while using an expletive. Mr. Chapa said his nephew was in the school when the shooting took place but was safe. He was waiting to hear back from relatives and friends on the conditions of other children, scrolling through Facebook for updates. “I’m afraid I’m going to know a lot of these kids that were killed.”
Ryan Ramirez told KSAT in San Antonio that he could not find his daughter, a fourth grader at Robb Elementary, when he showed up at the school or at a reunification point at a civic center. “Nobody’s telling me anything,” he said, adding, “I’m trying to find out where my baby’s at.”
President Biden, returning from a trip abroad, called Mr. Abbott from Air Force One, and a White House spokeswoman said the president had offered “any and all assistance” to the governor “in the wake of the horrific shooting in Uvalde.” Mr. Biden was expected to address the shooting after returning to the White House late Tuesday.
“Enough is enough,” Vice President Kamala Harris said during an event in Washington. “As a nation, we have to have the courage to take action.”….
Senate Republicans won’t vote for a ATF head that might push for hard gun control…
Texas is among the states that have recently passed laws to give people more leeway to carry a gun on their person without background checks or a pistol permit…..I do NOT expect Texas or the other states to change their laws….
Note...There have been 210 mass shootimg’s in the 140 days of this year in America….
image…Credit…William Luther/The San Antonio Express-News, via Associated Press
Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell did not respond to reporters at Capitol when asked if he had any reaction to the shooting
The New York Times
Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas, along with Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz, is scheduled to speak at the NRA’s annual meeting in Houston on Friday, three days after the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that has left at least 14 children and one teacher dead.
I just want to REPEAT….
Gun Control IS a dead issue for Republicans…
It IS part of the American culture
As with the Supreme’s leak….
Republicans will find something ELSE to divert attention from the subject untill the ‘noise’ calms down…
I can’t stop thinking about the parents staring at the empty beds… The 14 children who will not be tucked in tonight
Shooter bought the two assault rifles from a FFL on his recent 18th birthday.
Updated Texas DOA count is 19 children and TWO teacher’s…..
With more injuries….
Ted Cruz says Democrats will ‘politicise’ Texas school mass shooting….
Then there is this….
Sen. Ted Cruz’s offer Tuesday to fervently pray for the victims of yet another horrific mass shooting in his state of Texas was not well received.
The Republican lawmaker, who is among the top recipients of campaign contributions from gun lobbyists, said Tuesday that he and his wife were “fervently lifting up in prayer the children and families in the horrific shooting in Uvalde” after at least 19 children and three adults were killed by a lone gunman at Robb Elementary School….
Which drew this response….
“Just to be clear, fuck you Ted Cruz. You fucking baby killer.”
— Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), on Twitter, after Cruz offered prayers for the families of the children killed at a Texas school.
My Name Is Jack says
America has become a pathetic society.
Our so called gun “culture” is just another symptom of it.
We DESERVE everything we are getting.
No One ‘deserves’ to be shot by a fucked up gun NUT….
Diversion cycle begins…..
Texas Gov. Abbott says the Uvalde school shooter had a “mental health challenge” and the state needed to “do a better job with mental health” — yet in April he slashed $211M from the department that oversees mental health programs.
The Uvalde school board on Wednesday fired Pete Arredondo, the school district’s police chief who led the law enforcement response to a May 24 mass shooting at an elementary school that left 19 children and two adults dead.
The Uvalde Independent Consolidated School District unanimously fired Arredondo during a termination hearing, which was held behind closed doors. Local residents gave emotional testimony about the loved ones they lost in the school shooting in the auditorium while they waited for the school board to make the final decision….