‘It’s Not a Gun-Law Issue’: 18-Year-Old Tells Texas Gov That Shooting Is About More Than Firearms

'It's Not a Gun-Law Issue': 18-Year-Old Tells Texas Gov That Shooting Is About More Than Firearms

Monica Bracknell, an 18-year-old who knew one of the teachers killed during the shooting at Santa Fe High School, told Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) that the shooting is about school security, not gun laws. On Sunday, Abbott addressed members of Arcadia First Baptist Church before services began. According to the Wall Street Journal , he explained that he was there to “comfort my fellow Texans.” He also shared that he was open to speeding background checks and preventing people who pose a threat to others from getting firearms. The Associated Press (AP) reported Bracknell, who survived the shooting, seized the opportunity of meeting the governor to share her views on the issue of gun control. “People are making this into a political issue,” she shared with the AP she told him. “It’s not a political issue. It’s not a gun-law issue.” Before services at Arcadia First Baptist on Sunday, 18-year-old Monica Bracknell told Gov. Abbott the #SantaFeHighSchoolShooting tragedy wasn’t about guns. “It’s not a political issue. It’s not a gun law issue. It’s a this kid was able to get into the school very easily issue.” pic.twitter.com/K8ZZW75v6v According to the Wall Street Journal, she added that the recent high school shooting shows that there’s a major problem with school safety , “It’s a, this-kid-was-able-to-get-into-the-school-very-easily, issue,” she said. Jerl Watkins, the interim senior pastor at the church, explained that there are “no words” that can take away the pain the 10 families of the victims are feeling and called for […]

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