By now, you’re aware of the shooting at a Uvalde, TX elementary school. It’s still relatively early in the aftermath of the shooting and the situation, as per usual, is fluid.
What we do know is that a gunman has killed a large number of students, 19 as of this writing, and at least one teacher.
Unfortunately, some haven’t waited to politicize this.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Congress to take action following the “cold-blooded massacre” that took place Tuesday morning at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
“Words are inadequate to describe the agony and outrage at the cold-blooded massacre of little schoolchildren and a teacher at Robb Elementary School today,” Pelosi said in a statement. “The hearts of all Americans are broken as we pray for the families left forever shattered and a community left forever scarred.”
“This shooting stole the futures of children, who won’t experience joys of graduating from school, chasing a career, falling in love, even starting a family of their own. We hold close all who have lost a loved one to gun violence, as this horrible crime deepens their suffering,” she added.
“For too long, some in Congress have offered hollow words after shootings while opposing all efforts to save lives,” Pelosi continued. “It is time for all in Congress to heed the will of the American people & join in enacting the House-passed bipartisan, commonsense, life-saving legislation into law.”
And she wasn’t the only one. Former President Bill Clinton called on officials to find “common-sense ways” to deal with these kinds of awful attacks.
Of course, we all know he means gun control.
Former President Barack Obama also lashed out at the “gun lobby” for not bending over and allowing Democrats to destroy the Second Amendment.
But could this have been prevented?
It seems the killer gave at least one person a warning.
Authorities identified [jackwagon’s name redacted] as the shooter who opened fire in Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday. The 18-year-old shot and killed at least 19 students and two teachers, Fox News confirmed.
[The twit] allegedly posted disturbing images online before the shooting, and apparently messaged a woman about his plans before he carried out the deadly attack. The Instagram account has since been taken down.
The same account allegedly sent alarming messages to a woman before the deadly attack. The first message, sent on May 12, asked, “You gonna repost my gun pics?”
Folks, if you get a message like this, don’t assume it’s a joke. Even if it is, it’s far, far better for you to allow the authorities to decide that.
Report the person to the police. A number of potential mass shootings were thwarted after Parkland and Las Vegas because people did take these comments seriously.
It could have been stopped. It could have been prevented and 20 innocent people would be alive right now. All it would have taken would have been one phone call.
Now I need to take a deep breath and remind myself that it’s not this individual’s fault. The blame lies with the vile piece of filth who snuffed out the lives of 19 innocent kids.
Obviously, we’re going to spend a whole lot more time on this in the coming days and weeks. I’m absolutely heartbroken about this and will be holding my daughter tightly today, thankful she’s still safe and sound.
If you have children, I recommend you do the same.