UVALDE, Texas –.
Gradually, intentionally, they approached to observe the ivory crosses.
At the rear, a pair in a pickup truck with their caramel-toned Labrador Retriever. Holding bouquets, a cluster of women bikers who rode into the town. Enjoying his stroll in the afternoon, a grandfather. Accompanying a camping expedition, a stand-in educator.
Twenty-one people were killed in the shooting at Robb Elementary School in America, which is considered one of the worst school shootings in 2022. Geraldine and Carrizo, standing at the corner of Old Carrizo and Geraldine, solemnly gazed at the memorial, where a few words were exchanged, to honor the two teachers and nineteen children who tragically lost their lives.
Almost one year later, the mourners still visit a campus where students will never receive education again.
Just recently, as she made her way back from a camping excursion, Kelly Mitchell, a substitute educator from San Antonio, expressed, “I was aware that it would be emotional,” as she made a quick visit to the school.
“It makes it extremely genuine. It’s not some distant matter. It makes it very individual,” Mitchell stated.
Bob Estrada, the man who always wondered what happened to the kids, said that he imagines and comes down here several times a week to visit the site. He mentioned that several times a week, while walking with his grandson, he paused at the memorial where a relative of his died in a shooting.
VIDEO ABOVE: WATCH MARK ALBERT AT ROBB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ALMOST ONE YEAR AFTER THE UVALDE, TEXAS, MASS SHOOTING.
Incidents of gun violence following Uvalde
In Texas and across the country, in an increasing number of schools, the tragic incidents of violence persist, claiming the lives of both students and educators. Regrettably, the relentless cycle of shootings continues, as more children have experienced such horrifying events since the Uvalde incident.
From May 25, 2022 — the day following the Robb Elementary tragedy — until April 30, 2023, an additional 25 educational institutions documented incidents of firearm-related incidents on their premises, resulting in the loss of 13 lives and the injury of 41 individuals, as per The Washington Post’s compilation of school shooting data.
Since the Uvalde school shooting, a total of 105 instances of gunfire at K-12 schools have been reported, as stated by the advocacy organization Everytown for Gun Safety.
Over twelve states have responded during that same time period.
Recent firearm regulations enacted following a tragic mass shooting
In June 2022, President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan act to make communities safer following the shooting in Uvalde. As a response to the crisis, temporary laws will be passed to temporarily take guns away from individuals, with the use of ‘red’ flags to help identify potential risks. Additionally, $2 billion will be allocated to improve school safety. Furthermore, background checks for gun buyers between the ages of 18 and 21 will be expanded.
Since the tragic incident at Robb Elementary, a total of 13 states, including California and Washington, have implemented new restrictions on assault weapons. These measures, which amount to at least 74 gun control laws, have been put in place as per Everytown for Gun Safety.
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At the educational institution, where Kelly Mitchell, the temporary instructor, recently arrived to grieve for her colleagues, the state legislature controlled by the Republican party has not passed any fresh legislation to limit the kind of weapon that was utilized to claim 21 lives within the past year since the tragic incidents.
“Every individual had to know someone who was impacted by it,” she mentioned.
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