In Ovaldi, Texas, 19 students and two teachers were killed last Tuesday by an 18-year-old boy.
Joe Biden arrived in Ovaldi, Texas, on Sunday, five days after the elementary school shooting, to express his sympathy for loved ones lost in the shooting that shocked America and reignited the gun debate.
“You can’t make drama illegal, I know that. But we can make America safer‘, appealed to the President of the United States on Saturday, expressing his regret for it.In many places, many innocent people died19 children and two teachers were killed Tuesday at Robb’s School in Ovalde by Salvador Ramos, barely 18, in one of the worst shootings in recent years in the country.
The 79-year-old Democrat, who himself lost two of his children — a still-infant daughter in a car accident and an adult son to cancer — spoke of his struggles shortly after the murder. “Losing a child is like taking a part of your soul out of youHe said on Tuesday. “Nothing is the same again.»
In Ovaldi, the Bidens will first go to the memorial erected in front of the elementary school, before participating in midday mass. In the afternoon, they will meet with the families of the victims and survivors of the massacre, and then members of the rescue teams. Known for his sympathy, Joe Biden will undoubtedly be able to find the words in the face of the suffering of loved ones. But the head of state cannot promise action against those who demand stricter control of firearms.
The very narrow democratic parliamentary majority does not allow him to pass important legislation on this issue alone. The elected representatives of his camp need to persuade a few Republicans to obtain the necessary qualified majority. The White House, reluctant to drag Joe Biden too much into the political fray, said Thursday that it “need congressional help‘, in the voice of his spokeswoman Karen-Jean-Pierre. Negotiations are taking place there, and some elected officials considered it possible, on Sunday, to introduce more restrictive laws. Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said he felt “different mentalityamong his peers. It remains to be seen if the Republicans will do thatShow political courageHe added on CNN.
“They all die»
The Yuvaldi massacre and the childlike faces of its very young victims plunged America once again into a school shooting nightmare. The residents of this small town are waiting for their president on Sunday, a visit”ImportantFrank Campos, 52, who lives in nearby San Antonio, was sentenced.But how many schools will he go to? We have to put an end to all of thisHe said, calling for restricted access to weapons. An illustration of the divisions in the country, Luis Loira, 50, believes such legislation would change nothing: “Criminals will find a way to get weapons“.
Since the massacre, the first testimonies of the students who came out alive from Robb’s school have given a glimpse into the nightmare they experienced. Entering the room, the shooter said to the children:You will all dieBefore the shooting, Samuel Salinas, 10, told ABC. “I think he was pointing at meThe little boy testified, but a chair between him and the shooter blocked the bullet. In the room covered in blood, Samuel Salinas tried not to target him with bullets”play dead“.
Miah Cerrillo, 11, tried to escape the attention of Salvador Ramos in the same way. She explained to CNN that the girl covered herself in the blood of her companion, whose body was next to her. She just saw a teenager kill his teacher, after I told her”good nightIt took the police about an hour on Tuesday to put an end to the massacre. The nineteen agents on site were waiting for a specialized unit to attack. A delay in the intervention caused strong controversy, and the fault of the Texas authorities.
However, the police received numerous calls from people in the two affected classrooms, including one from a child pleading: “Please send the line now“.