Reflections on Uvalde School Shooting, One Year Later
Wednesday marks one year since a teenager killed 21 people, including 19 children, at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. A year later, outlets across the spectrum are reflecting on the mass shooting, the controversial police response, and the impact the tragedy had on national politics and gun legislation.
“Failure to Respond”: An analysis from CNN broke down the shooting minute-by-minute, visualizing the delayed response from Uvalde police. Noting that 77 minutes passed between the time the shooter entered Robb Elementary and the time police confronted and killed the shooter, the analysis states the timeline shows “the key moments that should have changed everything, but which were ignored.”
Legislative Response: An analysis from The Washington Examiner broke down state and federal legislation pertaining to gun violence in the wake of the Uvalde shooting. Since the shooting, 93 gun-related bills have been passed in state legislatures across the nation. The piece determines, “federal and state lawmakers have worked to improve school safety while facing ideological and party differences on how to solve the growing epidemic of gun violence in the United States.”
Biden’s Call To Action: The Hill reported on a speech Biden gave Wednesday in which he touted the significance of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which he signed into law in June, but argued it was “not nearly enough.” Biden called on congress to pass stricter legislation, stating, “It’s time to make our voices heard. Not as Democrats or Republicans. But as friends, neighbors, parents and as fellow Americans.”
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