“Don’t break into the classroom wrong decision”
“A wrong decision”: this is how McCraw defined the decision of the police not to break down the door of the classroom where the killer was shooting at the students. The commander who made the decision not to break into the classroom thought “there were no children at risk,” the Texas police chief said. “Obviously he was wrong,” Colonel McGraw added. Asked if he thought he owed an apology to the parents of the young victims, he replied: “If I thought he could help them, I’d apologize.”
The arms lobby: “Eliminating the right to self-defense is not the answer”
– “All members of the NRA mourn the deaths of a criminal monster that caused unimaginable pain.” This was stated by Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association (an organization that acts in favor of the holders of firearms in the United States of America), opening the convention in Houston recalling the Uvalde massacre.
“Abolishing the Second Amendment is not the answer, Biden’s gun control proposals limit Americans’ basic human right to self-defense,” LaPierre added. “Eliminating the right to self-defense is not the answer,” he reiterated. “The federal government cannot legislate against evil,” he attacked.
Trump: “Nra backbone of US society”
– “I am honored to be here with the great patriots of the NRA”. So Donald Trump at the gun lobby convention. The former president was greeted with enthusiastic shouts and a long applause. “Unlike someone else I have not disappointed you and I am here,” he said, referring to the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, who sent a video message. “You are the backbone of our society”, added Trump, recalling “the horrible massacre of Uvalde”. The former president read all the names of the victims.
“We send billions to Ukraine but we don’t secure schools”
– The former president then attacked Biden, in what sounds like a real rally in view of a take to the field by 2024. “If we can send billions to Ukraine we can also do whatever is necessary to to secure schools, “he attacked. “We want to save our children’s lives, schools shouldn’t be the easiest target to hit,” Trump said as he re-launched the proposal to arm teachers. “There is nothing more dangerous than a ‘gun-free’ zone,” he urged.
The governor of Texas: “I’m furious”
– Abbott, meanwhile, said he was “misled” when he received the first information on what happened in the primary school theater of the massacre and that he was “absolutely furious”. The Republican governor of Texas has called for investigators to shed full light on the work of the police, after delays and “bad” decisions emerged in the intervention to stop the killer.