Posted: May 24, 2022 9:47 pm
by Tortured_Genius
Well here we go again: Texas shooting: Fifteen killed in attack at US primary school (BBC)

Fourteen 5-11 years olds dead, 1 adult teacher, the 18 year old gunman, 10 year old girl and 66 year old woman in critical condition.

Anyone who claims that this level of violence has nothing to do with the stupidly easy availability of firearms in the USA is delusional.

Speaking on the floor of the US Senate in Washington DC on Tuesday, Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Murphy accused his colleagues of complacency and begged them to pass gun control legislation.

"What are we doing? Why are you here? If not to solve a problem as existential as this? This isn't inevitable," he said.

"These kids weren't unlucky. This only happens in this country. Nowhere else do kids go to school and think they might be shot that day."

A 2020 report from the US Government Accountability Office found that about two-thirds of all school shootings happen at the high school level, and that shootings in elementary schools are most commonly accidental.

My bold, because why the flying fuck are "shootings in elementary schools", even accidental ones, a thing?

Edit: I can't believe how angry I am about this, given that it isn't even in my country.