Kamala Harris on the Uvalde shooting: Enough is enough, we must have the courage to act

Harris said every time a tragedy like the Uvalde shooting happens, it’s heartbreaking,

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WASHINGTON- Vice President Kamala Harris said Tuesday that the country’s leaders must have the courage to act to end the shootings, following the deaths of at least 19 students and a teacher in a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

“Enough is enough, as a nation we must have the courage to act and understand the nexus of what constitutes reasonable and sensible public policy,” Harris said in an address at the annual gala of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies.

visibly affected, Harris pointed out that every time a tragedy like this happens it is heartbreaking, but, he stressed, this is nothing compared to the trance that the families of the victims go through.

“And, even so, it continues to happen,” lamented the vice president.

According to the data offered by the authorities, the aggressor, identified as Salvador Ramos, 18, broke into the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on Tuesday with a handgun, and possibly a rifle, about 83 miles (133 kilometers) from San Antonio.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott explained at a news conference that Ramos, a Uvalde resident, “horribly and incomprehensibly shot and killed 14 students and a teacher” and was later killed by police.

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