The Uvalde Texas mass shooting at Robb Elementary School left many questions regarding why the shooter was not stopped sooner and why the school’s security was not stronger.
Following the tragedy of the Uvalde school shooting that took place less than a month ago, American citizens have been more vocal than ever in advocating for the implementation of gun control laws that prohibit the easy access to semiautomatic weapons. Within our politically divided nation, the question remains whether permanent gun control legislation can be successfully crafted with support from both parties.
Thousands of demonstrators took the streets and protested against gun violence at the March for Our Lives events held across the country on Saturday, June 11. These protests come in the wake of multiple mass shootings that have happened across the country in the last year, including the tragic massacre in an Uvalde, Texas Elementary school, and in Buffalo, New York. Protesters have called for stricter gun laws, and carried signs with slogans such as “I want freedom from getting shot.”
Born in Uvalde, Texas, American actor Matthew McConaughey feels very strongly about the recent shooting at Robb Elementary School in his hometown and took to the White House to make a powerful appeal regarding gun control.
Just days after the shooting that took the lives of 19 elementary students in Uvalde, Texas, the annual NRA convention took place as planned. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the convention had been canceled multiple times within the last 3 years.
On Wednesday May 25, President Joe Biden said that he will travel to Uvalde, Texas in the coming days to console and support the families of the school shooting victims that took place at an elementary school. “Jill and I will be traveling to Texas in the coming days to meet with the families and let
them know we have a sense of their pain, and hopefully bring some little comfort to a community in shock, in grief and in trauma,” Biden said at the White House during a
signing event for an executive order on police reform.
The U.S. is mourning over yet another mass shooting that took the lives of 19 children and two teachers in the city of Uvalde, Texas. This is days after an 18-year-old white supremacist opened fire at a grocery in Buffalo, New York, taking the lives of 10 people.
Texas Democrat and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke interrupted a press conference from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday, May 25. O’Rourke confronted Abbott about the tragic Uvalde School Shooting that took place on Tuesday. He was seen shouting at the governor before being escorted from the auditorium.
In the first 145 days of 2022, there have been at least 212 mass shootings in the United States. Yesterday, at an Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, an 18-year-old male killed at least 19 children, making it the second-deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook and the 27th school shooting this year alone. In the ensuing 10 years since Sandy Hook, gun laws in the United States have changed little to address the steady rise in school shootings and in some states have become more lax.
At least 19 students and 2 adults have died in a shooting in an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, May 24. The gunman has been identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, who was shot and killed by responding law enforcement at the scene. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Sgt. Erick Estrada reported that Ramos arrived at Robb Elementary School with a long rifle and wearing body armor.