This is yet another mass shooting in America and it has just led to more and more calls for greater gun control.
The El Paso shooting makes it the 8th time a major mass shooting in the United States has occurred.
Donald Trump tweeted about the shooting condemning it and calling it an ‘act of cowardice’.
He tweeted: “Today’s shooting in El Paso, Texas, was not only tragic, it was an act of cowardice. I know that I stand with everyone in this Country to condemn today’s hateful act. There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people. Melania and I send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the great people of Texas.”
This hasn’t been enough for most people who want to see even more change especially with gun control laws.
The ease of access to guns is also something that has bothered people with the background checks for potential gun purchasers, negligible. Also, with the rampant spate of black market guns, it only makes the situation worse.
Rihanna, therefore, released a short statement, criticizing the President.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) August 4, 2019
The statement read:’Um… Donald, you spelt “terrorism” wrong! Your country had 2 terrorist attacks back to back hours apart leaving almost 30 innocent people dead.
“This, just days after yet another terrorist attack in California, where a terrorist was able to LEGALLY purchase an assault rifle (AK-47) in Vegas, then drive hours to a food festival in Cali leaving 6 more people dead including a young infant baby boy!
“Imagine a world where it’s easier to get an AK-47 than a VISA!
“Imagine a world where they build a wall to keep terrorists IN AMERICA!!! My prayers and deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of all the victims from Texas, California, and Ohio! I’m so sorry for your loss! Nobody deserves to die like this! NOBODY.”