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# uvalde - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Uvalde school police chief put on leave after response called ‘abject failure’
# Texas
# Texas

Uvalde school police chief put on leave after response called ‘abject failure’

Thu 7:03 AM 12,676 Views 7 Comments

The officer grew up in city where he also spent much of his nearly 30-year career in law enforcement.

# uvalde - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

Top Texas officer: Uvalde police response was ‘abject failure’
# School Shooting
# School Shooting

Top Texas officer: Uvalde police response was ‘abject failure’

Wed 6:51 PM 10,681 Views 12 Comments

Steve McCraw said officers would have found the door to the classroom where the assailant was holed up unlocked if they had bothered to check it.

Uvalde school where mass shooting took place to be demolished
# Robb Elementary
# Robb Elementary

Uvalde school where mass shooting took place to be demolished

Updated Wed 8:00 AM 19,218 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile US senators have reached an agreement on a bipartisan gun violence bill.

# uvalde - Saturday 11 June, 2022

Thousands expected at rallies across US to demand gun control
# Mass Shootings
# Mass Shootings

Thousands expected at rallies across US to demand gun control

Jun 11th 2022, 8:15 AM 10,322 Views 29 Comments

Protesters have been motivated by a fresh surge in mass shootings, from Uvalde, Texas, to Buffalo, New York.

# uvalde - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

Texas school shooting survivor tells US Congress: 'I don’t want it to happen again'
# Gun Violence
# Gun Violence

Texas school shooting survivor tells US Congress: 'I don’t want it to happen again'

Jun 8th 2022, 8:10 PM 10,561 Views 13 Comments

Miah Cerrillo, a pupil at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, said she watched a teacher being shot in the head before looking for a place to hide.

# uvalde - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

Matthew McConaughey makes emotional appeal for gun control at White House
# US
# US

Matthew McConaughey makes emotional appeal for gun control at White House

Jun 7th 2022, 10:45 PM 44,979 Views 32 Comments

The actor spoke powerfully about some of the children who died in his hometown of Uvalde two weeks ago.

# uvalde - Friday 3 June, 2022

Biden calls for ban on assault weapons to tackle US gun violence
# Gun Control
# Gun Control

Biden calls for ban on assault weapons to tackle US gun violence

Jun 3rd 2022, 9:52 AM 12,799 Views 27 Comments

The US President condemned the refusal of a majority of Republican senators to support tougher laws as “unconscionable”.

# uvalde - Thursday 2 June, 2022

Republican Congressman shows off three guns during debate on gun control
# Armed To The Teeth
# Armed To The Teeth

Republican Congressman shows off three guns during debate on gun control

Jun 2nd 2022, 5:46 PM 35,970 Views 45 Comments

Rep. Greg Steube was speaking remotely from his home and said he could “do whatever I want with my guns”.

# uvalde - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Mourners say goodbye to teacher killed in Uvalde shooting and her husband
# Texas
# Texas

Mourners say goodbye to teacher killed in Uvalde shooting and her husband

Updated Jun 1st 2022, 7:30 PM 27,105 Views 13 Comments

Irma Garcia was killed in the shooting and her husband Joe died two days later from a heart attack.

# uvalde - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Uvalde locals grapple with school chief’s role
# Texas
# Texas

Uvalde locals grapple with school chief’s role

May 31st 2022, 6:06 PM 16,481 Views 6 Comments

Pete Arredondo has spent much of a nearly 30-year career in policing in Uvalde, returning in 2020 to take the head police job at the school district.

Families begin to bury children murdered in mass shooting at Texas school
# Uvalde
# Uvalde

Families begin to bury children murdered in mass shooting at Texas school

May 31st 2022, 11:16 AM 9,945 Views 4 Comments

This week alone, funerals are planned for 11 children and teacher Irma Garcia.

# uvalde - Monday 30 May, 2022

Biden vows action as Uvalde tells president to ‘do something’ following shooting
# Uvalde
# Uvalde

Biden vows action as Uvalde tells president to ‘do something’ following shooting

May 30th 2022, 8:19 AM 10,140 Views 23 Comments

The US Justice Department announced on Sunday that it will review the police response and make its findings public.

# uvalde - Saturday 28 May, 2022

Harrowing new accounts emerge from Uvalde's young survivors
# Uvalde
# Uvalde

Harrowing new accounts emerge from Uvalde's young survivors

May 28th 2022, 4:51 PM 27,011 Views 27 Comments

US President Joe Biden will visit the town tomorrow.

Texas Governor claims he was ‘misled’ about response to school shooting
# Uvalde
# Uvalde

Texas Governor claims he was ‘misled’ about response to school shooting

May 28th 2022, 10:25 AM 22,444 Views 23 Comments

In his earlier statements, the governor told reporters, he was repeating what he had been told.

# uvalde - Friday 27 May, 2022

Texas police 'wrong' not to breach door during Uvalde shooting, says top security official
# Uvalde
# Uvalde

Texas police 'wrong' not to breach door during Uvalde shooting, says top security official

Updated May 27th 2022, 8:17 PM 42,475 Views 98 Comments

Texas Department of Public Safety director Steven McCraw apologised in an emotional press conference earlier today.

Analysis: How the NRA went from banning machine guns in 1934 to blocking most gun restrictions
# Uvalde
# Uvalde

Analysis: How the NRA went from banning machine guns in 1934 to blocking most gun restrictions

May 27th 2022, 8:00 PM 15,255 Views 15 Comments

Robert Spitzer says the controversial gun lobby group was considered somewhat moderate on gun laws but took a sharp right turn in the mid-1970s.

Pro-gun NRA to hold convention in US state where school shooting killed 21
# Texas
# Texas

Pro-gun NRA to hold convention in US state where school shooting killed 21

May 27th 2022, 11:50 AM 15,986 Views 21 Comments

Former US president Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed that he will attend the NRA meeting.

# uvalde - Thursday 26 May, 2022

Texas shooting: Officials say gunman was in school for around 40 minutes before being killed
# Uvalde
# Uvalde

Texas shooting: Officials say gunman was in school for around 40 minutes before being killed

May 26th 2022, 9:08 AM 23,061 Views 21 Comments

Details of how the mass shooting took place are beginning to emerge.

'This is on you': Beto O'Rourke angrily confronts Texas governor over Uvalde school shooting
# Texas
# Texas

'This is on you': Beto O'Rourke angrily confronts Texas governor over Uvalde school shooting

May 26th 2022, 8:08 AM 30,012 Views 55 Comments

19 children and two teachers were killed in the shooting on Tuesday.

# uvalde - Wednesday 25 May, 2022

Texas school shooting: Gunman shared his plan on Facebook before carrying out attack
# Robb Elementary
# Robb Elementary

Texas school shooting: Gunman shared his plan on Facebook before carrying out attack

Updated May 25th 2022, 7:21 PM 67,937 Views 36 Comments
  • US President Joe Biden called for politicians to stand up to the gun lobby and act.
  • The shooting was the deadliest such incident since the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut.
  • Democrat Beto O'Rourke interrupted a press conference with Texas Governor Greg Abbott, saying he was doing "nothing".
Explainer: What are the laws in Texas around buying and using semi-automatic weapons?
# Uvalde Shooting
# Uvalde Shooting

Explainer: What are the laws in Texas around buying and using semi-automatic weapons?

May 25th 2022, 1:58 PM 10,347 Views 4 Comments

The shooting at Uvalde has once again raised the question of gun control in the US.