Kim Kardashian wrote a passionate statement urging lawmakers to take immediate action on gun control after 19 children and two adults were fatally shot at a school in southwest Texas.
This past week, Kardashian posted a lengthy statement on her social media channels, urging government officials to enforce a ban on semiautomatic weapons.
There is a wealth of evidence that the 18-year-old Uvalde gunman teased his plans weeks before the attack. One of his co-workers at a Wendy’s said he frequently snapped at other employees, and that they took to calling him names including "school shooter." https://t.co/zDtAeMkDRP— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 28, 2022
“Yesterday 19 children were murdered by an 18-year-old, and I find myself heartbroken, disgusted and furious about how little has been done by law makers to enact gun laws that protect our children,” she began her statement.
“There is no excuse and no justification for what happened yesterday. The current laws in our country around gun control are not protecting our children. We have to push law makers to enact laws that are fitting in today’s world. Semi automatic weapons, assault weapons, weapons of war, should not be legally sold or owned by American civilians. They should be banned. Period.”
Elsewhere, she went on to say that if someone is old enough to purchase alcohol, they should not be allowed to obtain a firearm.
“Someone who is not old enough to buy alcohol should not be allowed to purchase a firearm. There is no world in which an 18-year-old needs a semi-automatic weapon, or any weapon, and no world in which the outcome can be anything other than tragic. As I even type these words I am seriously dumbfounded that this is something considered normal, acceptable and legal.”
Kardashian shared how “mental health, racism,” and “deep-seated hatred” all played a part in mass shootings in recent years.
“And at a community level, as parents, teachers, there is a lot that can be done to help teens and young adults that isn’t being done. But the one thing that lawmakers can and should control now is access to weapons. There are of course people over 21 who buy guns to cause harm, and other mass shootings in recent years have been carried out by people over 21.”
Nearly every school in America has prepared for a shooting, with more than 96 percent of public schools holding active-shooter drills. But the deadly massacre in Uvalde — and other school shootings — shows there are limits to that preparedness. https://t.co/dc9VlGWX9d— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 29, 2022
Kim urged her followers with a passionate message, calling everyone to take action.
“We can’t accept this as normal anymore. It’s not normal for a teenager to kill children. It’s not normal for our kids to be practicing active shooter drills in schools. It’s not normal to be shot while shopping for groceries. I’m not numbed by it. I will never be numbed by it. We can’t accept it. We can’t have another five years go by without effective, impactful laws put in place to protect our kids. We are parents, we are mothers, we are begging and pleading for action.”
She concluded her post commemorating the survivors of the tragic event.
“The trauma will last a lifetime for everyone involved. Words can’t express my heartbreak for the parents whose babies didn’t come home from school yesterday. I’m urging our leaders to come together and put politics aside and put children first.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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