Americans are beginning 2023 with a steady volley of mass slaughter claiming 39 lives — an alarmingly bloody start for the country of more than 333 million people.
Lawsuit names public entities and officials in US state of Texas, alleging they failed to follow protocols for an active shooter who slaughtered 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde city.
Despite the extra time –– schools in rest of Texas started weeks ago –– Uvalde officials said several enhanced security measures remain incomplete, including installing additional cameras and new locks.
Senate lawmakers unveil bipartisan gun violence bill, teeing up votes this week on an incremental but notable package that would stand as Congress's response to mass shootings in Texas and New York that shook the nation.
Thousands of anti-gun protesters held up signs, including one that said “Children aren't replaceable, senators are. Vote.”
"I got the blood and put it all on me," Miah Cerrillo,11, tells tearful lawmakers of Robb Elementary School massacre that left 19 of her classmates and two teachers dead, sparking widespread anger and calls for stricter gun laws.
A man shot two females to death and then apparently killed himself, with the sheriff's office not giving immediate details about what led to the assault.
Funerals are being held for a pair of 10-year-old girls with further ceremonies scheduled through the coming weeks, including of 17 other small children and two teachers killed at an elementary school in the US state a week ago.
Trump's remarks came as he headlined an NRA event in Houston, three days after a gun massacre at a Texas elementary school reignited the tinderbox debate about US gun control.
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