Flags lowered to half-staff at County Center after Texas school shooting
Fletcher directed flags at the San Diego County Administration Center to fly at half- workers in honor of the victims of Tuesday’s mass shooting at a Texas school.
SAN DIEGO — Board of Supervisors Chairman Nathan Fletcher Tuesday directed flags at the San Diego County Administration Center to fly at half- workers in honor of the victims of Tuesday’s mass shooting at a Texas elementary school.
“Gun violence has once again taken the lives of innocent schoolchildren,” Fletcher mentioned in response to the shooting, which left at least 19 college students lifeless at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, a small metropolis west of San Antonio. The loss of life toll additionally included two adults, authorities mentioned. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott mentioned one of many two was a instructor.
“Our nation is traumatized, our families are hurting, and we grieve deeply with the children, parents and teachers in the state of Texas as they grapple with this unconscionable act of violence,” Fletcher mentioned. “We must resolve to never give up the fight for commonsense federal gun safety legislation.”
The shooting was carried out by an 18-year-old man armed with a handgun and presumably a rifle, in accordance to Abbott. The attacker was killed by legislation enforcement.
The Sacramento-based Gun Owners of California retweeted this assertion from its companions at Gun Owners of America:
“We mourn the harmless Texans murdered Tuesday afternoon. Sadly, we have now already seen important politicization of this tragedy for political achieve by these on the left, together with most alarmingly, in fundraising emails — but in addition in requires gun management.
Additionally, politicians who help the Second Amendment throughout the state and nation are being made the topics of unacceptable, vitriolic, ad-hominem assaults, and we stand of their protection.
Instead of taking part in politics, we should talk about actual options to stopping the sort of evil from hanging once more, for instance, by arming keen lecturers which is an answer supported by 81% of police. If our elected officers are necessary sufficient to obtain armed safety, so too ought to our youngsters.”
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