Reporter’s direct hit丨The scene of the Texas elementary school shooting was blocked, people admitted that politicians chose guns instead of children
On May 24, local time, the mass shooting at Rob Elementary School in Texas became the worst elementary school shooting in the United States in the past decade. CCTV reporters visited the primary school where the shooting occurred after the incident.
CCTV reporter Xu Tao: Behind me is the elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, where the mass shooting took place on May 24, local time. You can see that this area has been completely blocked at present, and the police force has been strengthened around it. Since the shooting happened in the teaching building, we cannot see the scene of the incident now, and the police have not released some specific circumstances of the scene.
The day after the shooting at Rob Elementary School, the entire school was locked down. Some local residents and the families of the victims came around the school to mourn the victims.
Gloria, a local resident: (hearing the news) I’m devastated, and my grandma as a child is heartbroken. We have kids around the same age in our family, and what’s going on here is devastating.
Gloria said that this kind of mass shooting case after another in the United States has never stopped, and Americans seem to have taken it for granted.
Local resident Gloria: We have too many of these things happening. I worked in a middle school when the (1999) Columbine High School shooting happened. This kind of thing has never stopped.
American netizens: Politicians chose guns instead of children
The shooting at Rob Elementary School in Texas, USA, has once again triggered strong dissatisfaction with the proliferation of guns and gun violence from all walks of life in the United States.
Many media and netizens commented that if the U.S. government still fails to effectively control guns and does nothing to deal with gun violence, then the tragedy of Rob Elementary School will continue to be staged in the United States.
CNN commented that after the shooting, the U.S. government only knew “pray”, but would not pass legislation to control guns, and similar tragedies are still unavoidable. The article said that mass shootings have become so common in the United States that a stereotyped response has been formed: victims’ families receive mourning, survivors receive psychological counseling, politicians express sympathy and anger, but nothing can stop guns. Acts of perpetuating violence.
The American news website “Daily Beast” said that politicians understand that inaction in the face of gun violence will not have any political wear and tear, they only need to throw their work to the “minister of ideas” and “minister of prayer”. .
American netizens also expressed their dissatisfaction. Sadly, this is not the first shooting incident at an elementary school, and we absolutely need stricter gun control laws, one netizen said. Another netizen said that most countries will implement gun control laws after a similar major shooting incident, but the United States does not. Some netizens said that American politicians chose guns instead of children.
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