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A new survey conducted before the Texas shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers revealed that a majority of Americans support Congress passing gun control legislation.

 

A new survey conducted before the Texas shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers revealed that a majority of Americans support Congress passing gun control legislation.   According to the Morning Consult poll, 59% of respondents said it was "very" or "somewhat" important for elected leaders in the United States to pass stricter gun control laws, while 13% considered it "not very important" to pass arms restrictions, and 19% said it was "absolutely not important".



A new survey conducted before the Texas shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers revealed that a majority of Americans support Congress passing gun control legislation.


According to the Morning Consult poll, 59% of respondents said it was "very" or "somewhat" important for elected leaders in the United States to pass stricter gun control laws, while 13% considered it "not very important" to pass arms restrictions, and 19% said it was "absolutely not important".


The survey found that 34% said restrictions on gun ownership should be a top priority for Congress, while 22% said they should be a priority but not the most important, and 23% considered that Congress should not place new restrictions on gun ownership.


35% felt it was important for the federal government to focus on passing stricter gun control laws to "prevent further mass shootings."


US media reveals details about Texas shooter and earlier attack



US media revealed details about the shooter at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, and his preparations for the attack.


Authorities confirmed that the gunman identified by officials as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, a student at Ovaldi High School, had been killed at the site.


Authorities said the suspect shot and killed his grandmother before attacking the school.


The Daily Dot reported that the shooter sent a friend access to buy guns from an online vendor named Daniel Defense, and the purchase arrival shows that he paid US $1870 to buy the two guns.


The Daily Beast noted that Ramos "bought two assault rifles on his birthday days ago."


  • She added that he "made scary posts on his Instagram account hours before the massacre."
  • After shooting his grandmother, he rammed his car near Rob Primary School in Ovaldi at about 11:30 a.m. local time
  • and was pursued by police when he ran to school with a gun and possibly a rifle, the newspaper said.


"As soon as he entered school, he started shooting children and teachers, whoever was on his way, he was shooting everyone," the Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Chris Olivarez said.


The killer posted pictures of his rifles on Instagram, then messaged a girl who told her he was "about to do something", but did not disclose his intentions.


Photos on his Instagram account shared by the newspaper refer to a conversation between him and the unidentified girl, who was asked to show up to answer "at the eleventh hour", just before the start of the incident.


The Instagram account was deleted shortly after the Texas government announced the killer's identity, but his photos received a lot of comments attacking his shooting. Among them is a photograph of the Venice launch store.


The Tik Tok account also appears to be affiliated with the shooter was deleted. A video of the game was posted on the Instagram account with the caption "Kids should be scared."


  1. A fellow school shooter described his behaviour as a "usually silent young man".
  2. The attack killed 21 people, 19 of them children, according to the latest information.
  3. Among the victims was teacher Eva Merles, who taught fourth grade at school.



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in its latest data that the United States experienced 19,350 firearm killings in 2020, up nearly 35 percent compared to 2019.


Following the Texas attack, US President Joe Biden called on his compatriots to stand "up to the firearms lobby."


After 18 children were killed... Biden calls to "confront the gun lobby"


  1. US President Joe Biden called for a stand-up to the firearms lobby
  2. after at least 18 children and one teacher were shot dead by a young man who broke into their primary school in Texas.
  3. In a speech to the nation Tuesday evening from the White House, Biden said


"When, in love with God, will we stand up to the gun lobbyists?"


He added: "It is time to turn this pain into action, for every parent's sake, for every citizen of this country.


  • We must make it clear to every elected official in this country that the time has come to act 
  • At the beginning of his speech, the 79-year-old Democratic President said
  • "When I became President, it was my hope that I would not have to do this."


Biden stressed that the laws on the sale and possession of firearms, especially assault weapons, should be tightened, and said


 "Arms manufacturers have spent two decades vigorously promoting assault weapons that bring them the most profits."


The Democratic President has also attacked the Republican opposition, which has so far obstructed all attempts to pass congressional procedures such as mandatory scrutiny of the criminal record and psychological history of anyone wishing to buy a firearm before selling it.


The conservative camp also strongly rejects the reimposition of a ban on the sale of assault rifles to civilians, a measure in force in the United States between 1994 and 2004 that prevented civilians from purchasing certain types of semi-automatic weapons.


Biden, a devout Catholic who lost two of his sons (a child who spent an accident and was still a baby, and an adult son who was kidnapped by cancer), said in his speech that "losing a child is like uprooting a part of your soul from you," and called with his wife, Jill of the United States, to "pray" for bereaved families.