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    Texas Elementary School Shooting, as many as 22 dead, including Children

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-elem...ry?id=84940951

    Fourteen students and a teacher are dead after a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, according to Gov. Greg Abbott.

    The 18-year-old suspect, a student at Uvalde High School, is also dead, he said.

    "He shot and killed horrifically and incomprehensibly 14 students and killed a teacher," Abbott said during an unrelated press briefing.

    The suspect also allegedly shot his grandmother before entering the school and again opening fire, Abbott said. He did not say anything further about her condition.

    Abbott said the shooter had a handgun and also possibly a rifle.
    It is very much another normal day here..this is rare enough (elementary school shootings) that maybe politicians will put in a good effort to talk about reform, but like Sandy Hook, nothing will happen.

    EDIT: 14 confirmed dead children, and 1 teacher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matheney2k View Post
    Jumping Jesus Christ on a stick when will this madness end?

    This shit absolutely terrifies me as a parent of 2
    Honestly... I would move.

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    First me-too shooter after the Buffalo one. Sadly not likely to be the last.

    Also thoughts, prayers, lone wolf, how could this happen to us, mental illness is to blame, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matheney2k View Post
    Jumping Jesus Christ on a stick when will this madness end?

    This shit absolutely terrifies me as a parent of 2
    I doubt it will ever change. If the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting didn't move the country to action, not much will. We'll limp from shooting to shooting while the politicians spout thoughts and prayers, with no action being taken because we've turned the 2nd amendment into an alter that periodically requires blood sacrifices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anevers View Post
    I doubt it will ever change. If the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting didn't move the country to action, not much will. We'll limp from shooting to shooting while the politicians spout thoughts and prayers, with no action being taken because we've turned the 2nd amendment into an alter that periodically requires blood sacrifices.
    The simple reality is that Americans have largely said there's a certain number of violently murdered children they're perfectly willing to accept as the cost of not having an honest talk about gun violence and that maybe the 2nd Amendment is a super-fucked idea that didn't make any sense in the mid-19th century, let alone today.


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    And nothing will change. US finds this perfectly acceptable.
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    'Thoughts and Prayers'

    Seems we're just to accept that this is a regular occurrence in the US since Republicans keep voting against any kind of legislation for gun control.
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    Sickening. There has apparently been 26 school shootings in the last year at what point does the US public say 'enough is enough'!?

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    According to most Americans, this is fine. Regular mass-shootings of children is perfectly fine and we don't need to do anything to prevent the continued regular return of mass shootings, and mass shootings at elementary schools.



    This is the Rep. for the district the shooting took place in. Republicans love them some dead kids in school, apparently.

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    "We've done nothing to stop this, and now we're fresh out of ideas"

    Sadly a certain number of children and teachers dying is now baked into the cost of retaining their Second Amendment rights. Or should that be rites? Blood of patriots, and all that.

    Sickening.
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    Can we get federal funding for bulletproof vests for all schoolkids or something? I mean, apparently all the obvious fixes are off the table, so let's get innovative here.

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    Confirmed 14 children dead, as well as the gunman, by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

    I wish I could say I'm shocked, but I'm not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Can we get federal funding for bulletproof vests for all schoolkids or something? I mean, apparently all the obvious fixes are off the table, so let's get innovative here.
    And where were the "good people" with guns? You know, the ones that said arming staff would protect children, and who are supposed to stop this kind of thing from happening in Texas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matheney2k View Post
    Jumping Jesus Christ on a stick when will this madness end?

    This shit absolutely terrifies me as a parent of 2
    Around this time.

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    There's a lot of conflicting information out there, so who knows what's true. What I've heard repeatedly makes this not sound like a "manifesto shooter," even though the town in question is 73% Hispanic.

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    God dammit America.... this fucking sucks, so much
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    Quote Originally Posted by eschatological View Post
    There's a lot of conflicting information out there, so who knows what's true. What I've heard repeatedly makes this not sound like a "manifesto shooter," even though the town in question is 73% Hispanic.
    "At least this mass-shooting of literal children isn't a hate crime" is a real low bar for us to have to clear -_-

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    this kind of shit will keep happening if online ultra-right-wing platforms are not taken offline.

    freedom of speech has should have limits. Every one of these shootings has the same manifesto in a string-like pattern. All leads to the same websites anyone can access broad as day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eschatological View Post
    Confirmed 14 children dead, as well as the gunman, by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

    I wish I could say I'm shocked, but I'm not.
    Apparently the shooter is alive and has been taken into custody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivanstone View Post
    Apparently the shooter is alive and has been taken into custody.
    So we're pretty sure he's white then?
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