For Joe Biden, “It’s time to turn pain into action” – Liberation

A mass shooting at a school in the town of Uvalade on Tuesday killed at least 21 people, including 19 children. The 18-year-old suspect is dead.

It was the last week of school at Rob Elementary School in Uvalade, Texas, which was supposed to end on Friday in graduation style. A few hours before the big holiday, Salvador Ramos’ car, 18, broke the wire fence surrounding the brick buildings on Tuesday morning. Equipped with several weapons and a bulletproof vest, the young man left his car there, then entered the elementary school with police shots and fired. He was shot in the leg by an agent who took refuge in the organization. By the end of Tuesday evening, when many families had not yet received any news of their children attending Rob Elementary School, the temporary toll had killed 21 people, including 19 students and two adults, who needed DNA samples for identification. Missing

Ramos, a 15,000-year-old resident of the city and a former high school student, began the murder that morning when he tried to kill his grandmother at his home next to the school – with several gunshot wounds, the 66-year-old woman was hospitalized in a state hospital. “Critical”. Three days ago, he posted a picture of two newly acquired assault rifles on Instagram, then engaged in a conversation on the network with a stranger about what he was going to do. “A little secret” He wanted to hand her over to her around 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Half an hour before the tragedy, about 500 students were present, 90% of the Hispanic descent – about half a kilometer from Uvalde, about a hundred kilometers between San Antonio and the Mexican border.

Joe Biden ‘bored and tired’

The level of genocide makes it the deadliest school shooting since the 2012 shooting of Sandy Hook in Connecticut, in which 28 people, including 20 children, were killed. But it is the 213th act of so-called “mass” armed violence (at least four victims) recorded in 2022 by the independent organization Song Violence Archive. One week ago, ten people were killed in a supermarket fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, as an overcrowded neighborhood was targeted by Afro-Americans. The gunman was also 18 years old and heavily armed.

Just returning from a diplomatic tour of Asia, Joe Biden jumped from a plane from the White House to speak, where he had never been tested before, his voice choked, “Bored and tired” The perseverance of such dramas, specific to their repetition in his country and his ill-fated passion for his weapons. In order to motivate these children who were killed, injured or witnessed the tragedy, the President first spoke in painful words, “It’s like watching their friends die on the battlefield.” And so marked for life. Then “Parents who will never be the same again”, Because “Losing a child is like tearing apart a part of your soul, you have a void in your chest, And you feel like you’re being sucked in and can never get out. Shortness of breath ” – And there is no need to remind Biden Americans what intimate knowledge he has about this incomparable burn, as he has buried one of his four children, a boy and a girl.

The tone became even more outspoken, denouncing the oversight of arms sales, the gun lobby and the profits made by assault rifle makers for two decades of marketing. An art he calls “Everyone must have the courage to stand up.” : “It’s time to dump her and move on.” Make a speech immediately by Fox News’ Frightened Voice “Politicization” A time of horror and mourning “To divide the country”. “Annoying!” Brave Tucker Carlson, star columnist and spokesman for the extreme right in the Conservative Channel. But Biden, like his vice president Kamala Harris when he yells “In abundance”,And call for “Acting” , Knows almost complete lack of space for executive power strategy in such matters, as there is no majority in Congress to echo its outrage and declare the intent to keep the letter dead. And it is even the opposite movement that threatens, when the Supreme Court, largely in the hands of reactionary judges, seems to be on the verge of speaking out against the state ban on carrying firearms.

Avoid hypocrisy

As always, there has been a response from all corners of society and from the field of American political power to express solidarity with the place of panic, prayer and the place of the bereaved family. Even cries of anger, to cast a spell on the impotence of one camp, or to cover up the hypocrisy of another camp. For example, Greg Abbott, the Republican governor of the state, who was in a hurry to tweet: “Texans are victims of this heinous crime and mourn for the bereaved community. [Mon épouse] Cecilia and I mourn the loss and call on all Texans to unite. “ In the early days of his term as governor, a few years ago, Abbott revealed, but already on Twitter, his “Embarrassment” Not that Texas “The second state in the nation where we bought the newest weapons”, Behind California: “Let’s speed up”,He called on his fellow citizens to tag the country’s main pro-firearms lobby, the National Rifle Association (NRA). The same NRA that will be swarming the conference in Houston on Friday, still in Texas, Abbott, Donald Trump or Ted Cruz as distinguished speakers, in mourning this evening, and those who must not see the report when they take the rostrum seventy-two hours later on the first day of summer vacation.

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