Don’t hold your breath expecting gun law changes after Texas school shooting | Editorial

Don't hold your breath expecting gun law changes after Texas school shooting | Editorial

Santa Fe High School junior Guadalupe Sanchez, 16, cries in the arms of her mother, Elida Sanchez, following the mass shooting Friday that left 10 people dead. Quiet. Hear that? Not if you’re listening for the sound of gun laws being changed so children will not be shot to death in America’s schools. School massacres have become so frequent that there was a noticeable absence of the strong reactions expected after 10 students and adults were killed by a 17-year-old shooter last week in Santa Fe, Texas. Even newspaper editorial pages that typically rage after such tragedies were mostly silent, as if they too are tired of repeating the same calls for reform to no avail. Celebrities who in an earlier time might not speak their mind have become more outspoken in the age of Twitter. “Our children have come to expect gun violence in their schools,” tweeted the actress Julianne Moore . “Our leaders should be ashamed. #NRA” Our children have come to expect gun violence in their SCHOOLS. Our leaders should be ashamed. #NoNRA @Everytown @MomsDemand @StudentsDemand https://t.co/H21GEY8nXC — Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) May 18, 2018 “Sending all of my love to the students and families in Santa Fe, Texas,” tweeted Ellen DeGeneres . “We can do better than this.” Sending all of my love to the students and families in Santa Fe, Texas. We can do better than this. We must do better than this. — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 18, 2018 The entertainers’ tweets were more […]

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