Governor Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that a gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Texas, killing at least 19 pupils and two adults. The shooter is also dead, according to Abbott, and is thought to have been slain by responding authorities.
Abbott made his remarks after an active shooter was reported at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, about an hour and a half west of San Antonio.The shooter, Abbott claimed, was an 18-year-old Uvalde resident. According to him, the suspect, Salvador Ramos, abandoned his vehicle and then entered the school with a handgun and maybe a rifle.
“He shot and killed 14 pupils and a teacher in a horrendous, incomprehensible manner,” Abbott stated at the time.Celebrities like as Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears, and others flocked to social media to express their sorrow at the massacre in Texas and to give their thoughts to the victims’ families.
Kardashian said she’s “heartbroken, appalled, and furious” at how little lawmakers have done to implement gun laws that protect children in a lengthy Twitter thread.
“There is no reason or excuse for what happened yesterday. Our country’s present gun control policies are not protecting our children “she penned “We must press legislators to pass laws that are appropriate for today’s reality. Semiautomatic firearms, assault weapons, and war weapons should not be sold or owned by people in the United States. They should be prohibited. Period.” “Assault weapons are not a self-defense tool,” Kardashian said in her essay, pointing out that AR-15 style semiautomatic rifles were utilised in many mass shootings.
She pointed out that “assault weapons didn’t even exist when the Second Amendment was established.” “We must stop enabling people to exploit a sentence written hundreds of years ago, when technology, times, and humanity were all very different, to dictate how we restrict gun ownership and safeguard our children now.”
Kardashian also expressed concern about the legal age for purchasing a rifle, which she believes “has to be addressed and increased.”
Kardashian wrote, “Someone who is not old enough to buy booze should not be permitted to acquire a handgun.” “There is no universe in which an 18-year-old needs a semiautomatic weapon, or any weapon, and no world in which the result can be anything but awful. Even as I type these lines, I’m amazed that this is considered normal, acceptable, and legal.”
While Kardashian accepted that “mental health, racism, and deep-seated hatred all play a role in the motive for mass shootings in recent years,” she added that “access to firearms is the one thing that law makers can and should regulate today.”
“We can without a doubt lessen the number of senseless tragedies and save children’s lives if we raise the legal buying age and ban assault guns,” she wrote. “We can no longer accept this as usual. It is unusual for a teenager to murder youngsters. It is unusual for our children to participate in active shooter drills in schools. It’s unusual to be shot while doing grocery shopping.” “It hasn’t numbed me. It will never make me numb. We are unable to accept it. We can’t wait another five years for strong, impactful legislation to protect our children “Kardashian went on. “We are moms, fathers, and parents imploring and appealing for action.”
According to Kardashian, “Imagine an entire classroom of children witnessing one of their classmates die in front of their eyes. Everyone involved will be traumatised for the rest of their lives. My sadness for the parents whose children did not return home from school yesterday is indescribable. I’m pleading with our leaders to put politics aside and prioritise children.”