Latest from deadly shooting at Texas elementary school where at least 18 children and one adult were killed after a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Tuesday afternoon, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The suspect, Salvador Ramos an 18-year-old student at Uvalde High School, is dead. The suspect was wearing body armour and crashed the car before entering school Uvalde is about 85 miles west of San Antonio.
Biden will turn his pain into action
President Biden addressed the Texas school shooting in emotional remarks from the White House Tuesday evening, saying,
“I had hoped when I became President I would not have to do this again.”
Turning to the issue of gun control legislation, Biden implored lawmakers to “turn this pain into action” as he ticked through some of the mass shootings since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, when he was vice president.
Shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde
“I am sick and tired of it. We have to act. And don’t tell me we can’t have an impact on this carnage,” the President said, asking: “Why do we keep letting this happen?”
“Where in God’s name is our backbone to have the courage to deal with and stand up to the lobbies?” he said.
There have so far been at least 212 mass shootings in 2022, according to the nonprofit organization Gun Violence Archive. This means there have been more mass shootings this year than there have been days in 2022.
Republican senator warns against curbing gun rights in wake of Deadly shooting at Texas
GOP Sen. Thom Tillis warned Democrats against having a “reflexive reaction” in the wake of the Texas school shooting that left 15 people dead, by trying to pass laws that would impinge on Second Amendment rights.
Saying he is confident in the coming days it will be learned that there were “signs” the 18-year-old shooter was “at risk.”
“It’s horrible. And you know what we need to avoid is the reflexive reaction we have to say this could all be solved by not having guns in anyone’s hands. We can always talk about reasonable measures, but we also have to talk about better situational awareness. I’m almost certain that in the coming days or weeks, we’re going to find out that there were signs that this person was at risk, and we need to have an equal or greater attention on prevention and that’s a key part of it,”
The NBA family is devastated by the horrific shooting that took place today in Uvalde, Texas. Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences go out to the victims’ family and friends, and the entire Robb Elementary School and Uvalde community.
— NBA (@NBA) May 24, 2022