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IN SHOCK || Sadnews As In America As Teen Gunman Leaves 'Atleast' 19 Children And 2 Adults Dead

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The United States of America is currently wounded and her flag flying half mast, after a teenager killed at least 19 children and two adults at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday. This action has prompted angry President Joe Biden to condemn the US gun lobby and vow to end the country's cycle of mass shootings. Now imagine a South Africa with loose gun laws.

The attack in Uwalde, a small community about an hour from the Mexican border, was the deadliest school shooting in the United States in years and the latest in a series of bloody gun violence in America.

Texas Department of Homeland Security officials told CNN that the gunman is believed to have shot his grandmother before walking to Rob's Elementary School around noon, where he left his car and entered with a gun and rifle wearing a bulletproof vest.

The gunman was killed by police, officials said, adding that two adults were also killed in the attack. Footage showed a small group of children walking through parked cars and yellow buses, some holding hands, as they fled under police escort from the school, which educates students aged between seven and 10.

It was the deadliest incident of its kind since the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut, which killed 20 children and six employees. The White House has ordered the raising of the flag to mourn the victims, whose death has caused shockwaves in a country still reeling from the horrors of Sandy Hook.

In the immediate aftermath of the attack, Rob Elementary School, which has more than 500 students, mostly Hispanic students and economically disadvantaged, urged parents not to rush their children. It's so sad that despite repeated shootings at mass casualties, many gun reform reforms have failed in the US Congress, leaving state and local governments to tighten or weaken their own restrictions.

The National Arms Association plays an important role in fighting tougher US gun laws. The United States suffered 19,350 gun homicides in 2020, nearly 35 percent more than in 2019, now imagine if the pending firearms law is passed in South Africa with the high rate of crime aleardy in South Africa.

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