Hillary Clinton issued a statement calling for gun legislation after the shooting Friday at Santa Fe High School that left 10 people dead.
The former presidential candidate said that by failing to pass laws regarding gun violence, “we are failing our children.”
Every day that we fail to act on gun violence, we are failing our children. This should be a day for soul searching across America – and that soul searching should be matched with legislating to begin dealing with this national shame.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 18, 2018
The tweet also said that, “This should be a day for soul searching across America – and that soul searching should be matched with legislating to begin dealing with this national shame.”
At this moment, information is still coming out about the shooting. Dimitrios Pagourtzis was recently identified as a suspect, and Texas officials said he used a shotgun and .38 revolver that he took from his father. There were also explosives found both in the school and at other locations off campus. (RELATED: At Least 8 Dead In Shooting At Texas High School, Sheriff Confirms)
President Donald Trump issued a statement about the shooting during his prison reform event, saying, “This has been going on too long in our country, too many years, too many decades now.”
Following the Parkland, Florida shooting, Clinton expressed her desire for Congress to pass gun legislation as well.
Mass shootings are not inevitable. The majority of Americans support common sense gun reform. Though we feel angry, heartbroken, even helpless now, we have the power to elect people who will protect lives, not gun sellers’ profits. Remember these feelings in November, and VOTE.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 16, 2018