Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora
U.S – Uno por uno, took the stage at the National Rifle Association's annual convention, in Houston and condemned the massacre of 19 students and two teachers in a state primary school. and one by one, insisted that changing federal gun laws or further restricting access to guns was not the answer.
“We must not react to evil and tragedy by abandoning the Constitution or infringing on the rights of our law-abiding citizens”, Texas Senator Ted Cruz said Friday, who was among the Republican leaders who spoke before the group advocating gun rights, as hundreds of protesters angered by gun violence rallied outside.
In his speech, Former President Donald Trump called for "drastically" changing the nation's approach to mental health and "a complete overhaul of school safety across the country.", while dismissing calls for further restrictions on firearms.
“The existence of evil in our world is not a reason to disarm law-abiding citizens”, He said. “The existence of evil is one of the best reasons to arm law-abiding citizens”.
The encounter came just three days after the Uvalde shooting and after it was revealed that students trapped inside a classroom with the shooter repeatedly called 911. 911 during the attack while several policemen waited outside in the corridor for more than 45 minutes before acting.