During class, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos stormed into Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, near San Antonio, Texas. He opened fire, killing 19 children and two teachers. Meanwhile, the debate over stricter gun laws in the United States continues to boil over. Even at the press conference in Uvalde there were verbal abuse. The Democrat O’Rourke – he was in the audience – accused the Republican of not doing anything about rampant gun violence in the United States. Abbott did not respond to the allegations, while other officials called O’Rourke to order and asked him to leave the room.
According to the US broadcaster “CNN”, Ramos is said to have sent several messages to a young person in Germany shortly before the attack. The US news channel reported on Wednesday that the perpetrator wrote to a 15-year-old student from Frankfurt on Tuesday that he would open fire in a school. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott reported an announcement on Facebook on Wednesday.
According to CNN, the attacker initially complained in his message to the German that his grandmother was talking to a US telephone provider on his phone. “That’s annoying.” Six minutes later, according to CNN, he wrote: “I just shot my grandmother in the head.” He sent the message about the impending attack on an unnamed school a few seconds later, at 11:21 a.m. local time (6:21 p.m. CEST) – as the last message to the young person.
Ramos sent videos of himself to the girl from Germany and announced that he wanted to visit her in Europe. According to her own statements to CNN, she spoke to the attacker daily via the Facetime chat service and was also in contact with him on two other apps.
Many Democrats have long called for substantial tightening of gun laws, but many Republicans vehemently oppose it. “I’m just fed up with what’s going on,” Biden said on Wednesday, once again campaigning for gun law reform in the country. Many changes could make a difference without adversely affecting the Second Amendment.
The right to own guns in the United States is enshrined in the Constitution. The corresponding passage dates from the 18th century. Biden emphasized that certain weapons did not exist when the Second Amendment was passed. The fact that you can simply go into a shop at the age of 18 to buy weapons of war is not correct. “That’s against common sense.” The US President announced that he wanted to follow up with his wife Jill “in the next few days”. Texas travel and meet families there.
Meanwhile, the influential gun lobby, the National Rifle Association (NRA), is holding a major event starting Friday for the first time in two years. In Texas of all places. Ex-President Donald Trump will also be there.