Travis Scott honors Santa Fe High School seniors at Houston Rockets game

Blaming everything but guns for the Santa Fe shooting makes Americans look ridiculous

Blaming everything but guns for the Santa Fe shooting makes Americans look ridiculous

The suspect being held in a Galveston County, Texas, jail following last week's deadly shooting at Sante Fe High School is making a push to get out on bond. The sideline was painted with "Santa Fe" and a ribbon in tribute to the community.

Police found journal entries and social media posts referencing violence and the desire to commit an attack, according to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R).

"May 18th came around and it finally happened to our school and we weren't surprised", said Grace Johnson, a senior at Santa Fe High School, the latest campus in a string of deadly USA mass shootings that stoked a debate about the best ways to stop the carnage.

Part of the problem, analysts say, is the ease of access to firearms in the U.S.: the country has the world's highest rate of gun ownership.

Though the emotions were overwhelming at times, the room saw no shortage of cries for change and even a few direct criticisms of Abbott's past inaction.

Nearly a week after the massacre in her Houston-area school, Johnson stood in the Texas Capitol Thursday and gave Gov.

"We were looking forward to seeing her back with us this Eid after she spent nearly a year in the USA", her uncle said, according to Dawn.

Mourners visit a memorial in front of Santa Fe High School on May 21, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. "You are going to see solutions - plural", he told the families.

Several of those participating were staunch advocates of gun rights, including Stephen Willeford, who grabbed his rifle and exchanged fire with the gunman in Sutherland Springs.

She gave a long list of solutions for school safety: increasing school security, arming teachers, randomly checking students' bags and increasing the number of school counselors. "We just can't go on". Most of the talk in Santa Fe, from parents and students alike, has favored not more controls on guns, but on more aggressive defenses - armed teachers, or restricted entrances to schools. "Texans need leadership at a time when they are afraid to send their kids to school".

"We have grown up watching others who are our own age die of senseless violence", she said.

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