Texas Mass Shooting

“The worst mass shooting in US history will be out of Texas.”

Prediction 9-27-18

This horror has come to pass. I truly am sorry, I knew it involved little children, so hard to see. Such horror. Your can’t fix this Uncle Sam?

Hear us. It is the children, the youth who will swing the pendulum completely the other way. As soon as they rise to halls of power.

45 responses to “Texas Mass Shooting”

  1. petemedium Avatar

    It’s heartbreaking to see prediction after prediction concerning disintergration in the US unfirl almost month after month, and yet it seems, nothing can really be done while there is such a conservative power block in Congress. There needs to be a tool, like a compulsory referendum like we have here in Australia, asking the people do they want limits put on guns. A multi layered question would be better, and it would then be automatically made law, without it going through Congress, because the majority of Americans would have spoken.
    I feel for you America, you are so much stuck between a rock and a very hard place, with no sign of any improvements in the near future. Your pain is the pain of the world.

    1. Tom Avatar

      In Toronto somebody got in a van and started running people down on the sidewalk killing 11 people and injuring 15. Do we ban vans because of one lunatic behind the wheel? No vans were banned in Canada and nobody even talked about banning vans but when you mention a gun people get all worked up. This van was used as a weapon to kill 11 people but nobody stepped up to condemn the use of Vans? If you’re going to go after guns then you have to go after all weapons including Vans. Vans and guns are not the issue it’s the people using them. People are the problem. Banning guns doesn’t stop somebody from using another type of weapon like a Van or a truck. 10,000.00 people die at the hand of drunk drivers in the USA each year but we don’t ban cars. We jail the drunk driver. The car is not the issue it’s the guy behind the wheel. People are the problem folks.

      1. Sara Avatar

        The problem is, this isn’t one lunatic behind the wheel. Gun violence in the US has skyrocketed not only with mass-shootings, but also murders and suicides, because virtually everyone can get a gun without problem, even if they have a violent history or are domestic abusers. (And ghost guns can be made from home, which is as bad as allowing people to compile chemical weapons in their homes.)

        Comparing guns to vans doesn’t make sense–guns are used as weapons far, far more than vans are, and guns are inherently designed for one thing: to kill. Yes, someone can kill with a van, but it happens nowhere near the scale of killing with guns.

        I agree that people are part of the issue–obviously mental health and criminality need attention as well. But allowing millions of guns to be on the streets with few safety checks–especially automatic rifles, which slaughter dozens in seconds–is like leaving an arsonist alone with gasoline, then being shocked when they inevitably use it. These tragedies would be at least somewhat prevented if the guns were not so easy to access.

        I’m not for taking away all guns, but we need more safety laws and reform, mental health only goes so far…keep in mind, other countries have mental health issues equivalent to ours, but their children aren’t living in fear of going to school. An oddly enough, there are no mass van attacks, baseball bat attacks, or axe attacks going on in other countries. Not anywhere near the scale of firearm-killing that’s in the US right now.

        The leading cause of death right now for American children is firearms. We’d be negligent if we did nothing to address that and just keep letting it happen like this.

        1. petemedium Avatar

          Sara: Thumbs up to that.

        2. Tom Avatar

          Hi Sara
          if you look at Gov. stats
          motor vehicles kill more people in the USA than guns
          that is a fact but nobody talks about banning cars
          Yes guns kill but responsible gun owners do not buy guns for that purpose.
          They buy guns for self defense to protect themselves
          from people breaking into their homes. What happened in Texas had nothing
          to do with responsible gun ownership. Just because some guy on my street
          slaps his wife around doesn’t mean that all men need to be rounded up
          and taken off the streets.

          1. Sara Avatar

            Hi Tom,
            The problem isn’t with responsible gun owners, but with how easily anyone and everyone in America can pick up a gun–even an assault rifle, which really nobody outside the military needs. 18 year old kids, who are not even considered old enough to drink alcohol, should not have access to an assault rifle.

            As for vans, keep this in mind: before you’re allowed to drive a van you have to have driving lessons, pass a driver’s test, follow all the rules so you don’t lose your license. And if anyone is too reckless, then they get their license revoked. There are common sense laws to keep people safe while driving, which is what we need for gun reform.

            Do laws prevent all vehicle deaths? No, but that would be a poor excuse if someday someone took away all traffic laws and let five year olds drive and let people speed at 90 mph. Can you imagine how many people would die if there weren’t traffic laws, licenses, and police patrolling? If people thought driving however they wanted was a right, and that traffic laws were infringing on their freedoms?

            We need reform on guns, just like we need traffic laws to save lives and prevent accidents. Will gun reform save everyone? No, but it’s insane not to try, just as it would be insane to take away traffic rules and let the number of deaths quadruple.

            1. Tom Avatar

              21 years of age and proper gun safety training sounds reasonable to me
              I have no issue with that
              The other day here in Toronto a 27 year old man was shot dead by police
              after he came out of a wooded ravine holding a BB rifle
              or sometimes called a pellet gun
              This was a terrible over reaction from the police
              who shot first and asked questions later
              The guy was probably pinging squirrels in the bush
              and he got a bullet from police

      2. petemedium Avatar

        Well your comparrison is rather warped to say the least. Or to quote the gun lobby, vans don’t kill people, people kill people.
        Thats why vans, cars, trains, planes, boats and heavy machinery, people can’t opperate them without licences, training and proof of responsibility. Why can that also apply to gun ownership?

        Oh and Tom, I didn’t mention anything about banning guns. Are you sure you’re responding to the right person? Pete

  2. Sara Avatar

    In our current time period, no, Uncle Sam can’t because if he tried you’d see violent uprisings like you’ve never seen before, plus the current SCOTUS would just overturn it, and too many in Congress are already paid-off by the gun lobby.

    Also:
    Sixteen children and a teacher were murdered 26 years ago at Dunblane Primary School in Scotland. UK leaders took decisive legislative action, including an assault weapons ban.

    There hasn’t been a mass shooting at a school in the UK in almost 30 years.

  3. D90 Avatar

    Sorry, I genuinely hate to tell you this Eric but the worst mass shooting in U.S history is the 2017 Las Vegas shooting with 60 deaths. That means, if the worst mass shooting in U.S history does come from Texas, then we will probably see another shooting that is more horrific than the one today.

    That being said, my deepest condolences to the victims in Texas.

    1. Eric Leigh-Pink Avatar

      Considering we predicted both oh how I remember the bloody other one too, and had to watch both, I would have to argue a bit of equality with that baby factor. But thats me. I watch babies for a living. The babies everyone abandoned. Whats a ghastly moment. Too many bad moments in 2020. We need hearts and love back.

  4. Juan Jose Perez Avatar

    Eric, my heart is broken and filled with sadness. I think of the parents who will be planning funerals, wails of such pain will echo in their various houses of worship. I hope your very optimistic prediction about the youth changing this when they reach the halls of their various legislatures happen quickly. Sadly, the present set of politicians are useless.

    1. Eric Leigh-Pink Avatar

      They really are aren’t they. I would expect very little.

  5. hielina222 Avatar

    Prayers for the families!!! This made me cry. This should stop somehow! How that person got in the school with gun!!!

  6. rhona2 Avatar

    My heart is breaking also ..
    So much Love and Light to the parents and Families ..I haven’t stopped crying.
    The wee ones as they were still babies lord forgive , for I’m finding this really hard to do so ..
    May we never have to write these comissarations with sad hearts again.
    Looking to the future when they do walk the halls and change these gun laws.

    1. Sara Avatar

      I still can’t fathom why anyone would target a child, let alone a whole classroom of them. They’re innocent. They had their whole lives ahead of them, and who knows what good things they could have accomplished? The survivors will doubtless be traumatized by this.

  7. T W Longtime Lurker Avatar

    I don’t know why that man did this.

    Sounds like things will not change until our little ones & the current set of teenagers & tweens take office. Sad.

  8. Snowflake Avatar

    I’m sorry but I have to disagree with some of those comments. People kill people. Plain and simple. It didn’t sound like there was any reason for them not to sell him a gun he had nothing in his past. We need to get back to better family values. Legislation needs to be passed that addresses the violent video games. There isn’t even a wholesome show for kids to watch on TV either. Everything is about betraying somebody or sex and violence. We are raising a society that glorifies the bad guys.

    1. Sara Avatar

      People kill people, but the sheer number of available firearms in the US is contributing drastically. I agree that we need better family values and need to address violent games, but those aren’t half the problem that lax gun laws are. It’s too easy for anyone to get a gun, especially automatics…no civilians need those.

      Other countries have flaws in their societies similar to ours with TV shows and video games, but they don’t have the problem with firearms that we do, they don’t have the massive death toll that we do. The only difference is that our culture isn’t doing enough to address the fact that having more guns too readily available is making it easy for people to commit mass killings.

      Don’t get me wrong, I’m not advocating for all guns to be taken away, but no citizen needs auto or semi-automatics, no one should be able to buy without background checks, and ghost guns should not be so easy to find online and create.

      I think, if our founding fathers had had any idea of the kinds of guns that would exist in the future, they would have put common sense restrictions into the law. This craziness–people buying guns without any background checks, then turning around and using them in stores or elementary schools….we can’t deny that ready access to guns is fueling the problem just as much as mental health issues or problems with society.

      I think gun violence now is like letting drivers go at whatever speed they like, and not having any road rules whatsoever, then arguing that “everybody has a right to go fast”, or “speed limits are against our freedoms” every time there’s an accident. Gun violence right now is like letting drivers do anything they want, or letting a habitually reckless person continue to drive at 90 mph, which is unreasonable.

      People for gun reform aren’t trying to take away all guns, they’re trying to create laws to help contain the damage, the same way drivers have to obey speed limits and other laws, and lose the licenses if they do too many reckless things.

    2. petemedium Avatar

      Isn’t the counter point to your suggestion that no one has the right to tell a family how to raise their kids? That America’s value of freedom the same value that allows guns, should be allowed for all aspects of American life. I don’t agree with it, but it was a point used down here when we introduced gun laws. As I said at the very beginning of this string of posts ALL Americans need to vote on this, and other issues, because then NOONE can be accused of being adherants to any particular external perspective.

    3. T W Longtime Lurker Avatar

      Thank you for using your brain.

      1. Eric Leigh-Pink Avatar

        This is in gross violation of our way here.

        1. T W Longtime Lurker Avatar

          I was attempting to reply to a comment I agreed with put as we can see thus ended up being a stand alone comment. That was not my intent. Without that context I can see how the comment appears rude. You are welcome to remove it.

  9. Sara Avatar

    Abbott said the shooter had a ‘mental health’ issue. A month ago, he slashed funding to help.

    Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the Uvalde school shooter had a “mental health challenge” and the state needed to “do a better job with mental health” — yet in April he slashed $211 million from the department that oversees mental health programs.

    https://www.yahoo.com/now/abbott-calls-texas-school-shooting-232258543.html

    1. T W Longtime Lurker Avatar

      D*mn. Things like this make me think the shooter was “programmed” & the kids were sacrificed to push the elite’s agenda. Laugh if you want. Evil exists & Satan is the god of this world for now.

      1. Eric Leigh-Pink Avatar

        Either show respect here or I will remove you.

        1. T W Longtime Lurker Avatar

          I do not understand. Where is the disrespect. I am serious, please help me understand. I’m seeing a lot of not so nice comments here but they aren’t being called out. How is saying “evil exists” disrespectful?

  10. petemedium Avatar

    This Week’s Blog Is A Review:
    The Australian Election.
    The Massacre In The US.
    https://lightpath.video.blog/

  11. Sara Avatar

    The gunman entered the school at 11:33
    Officers first entered at 11:35
    There were 19 officers in the hallway at 12:03
    That’s when these 911 calls begin:

    Student calls to 911:
    12:03—whispered she’s in room 112
    12:10—said multiple dead
    12:13—called again
    12:16—says 8-9 students alive
    12:19—student calls from room 111
    12:21—3 shots heard on call
    12:36—another call
    12:43—asks for police
    12:47—asks for police

    “Students in the room with the gunman called 911 many times”.
    –>>https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/27/us/texas-shooting-911-call-press-conference.html?smid=url-share

    1. Sara Avatar

      Uvalde officers had an active-shooter training day just TWO MONTHS AGO, with materials calling for urgency to halt gunmen: “A first responder unwilling to place the lives of the innocent above their own safety should consider another career field.”

      The Uvalde training session 2 months ago relied on guidelines that give explicit expectations for officers responding to an active shooter: The training is clear: Time is of the essence. The “first priority is to move in and confront the attacker.”

      Police officials have said that officers were reluctant to engage the gunman because “they could’ve been shot.”

  12. adventuresofashton Avatar

    https://twitter.com/ap/status/1530436478718836739?s=21&t=ennf_xh3mWERBmmRMbZqIg

    Leader of the Japanese “red army” terrorist group has been freed. Made me think of your prediction with red rising.

  13. T W Longtime Lurker Avatar

    Reports claim cops didn’t storm the building because THEY were afraid of getting shot & they thought all the children were dead!

    I also find it disgusting that the rooms did not have a back door (elementary schools do where I am from) & no teacher helped the kids escape via window. To be fair, school windows are near impossible to open & to climb out of.

    Having said that, where I live a room must have 2 exit points in case of fire. A window counts provided you can open it. I do not know if this school had more than one floor. A lot of elementary schools do. Good luck escaping.

  14. T W Longtime Lurker Avatar

    Texas cops didn’t rush to find gunman because ‘they could have been shot’ and ‘DELIBERATELY locked inside classroom to save other students’: Border Patrol agents were also told to hold off – but eventually started pulling kids through windows

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10860747/Texas-cop-says-Uvalde-officers-retreated-gunman-shot.html

  15. T W Longtime Lurker Avatar

    Texas’ top cop breaks down as he explains police didn’t storm classroom because they thought the kids were dead

    https://sandrarose.com/2022/05/texas-top-cop-breaks-down-as-he-explains-police-didnt-storm-classroom-because-they-thought-the-kids-were-dead/

  16. T W Longtime Lurker Avatar

    The shooter’s mother & the school system are partly responsible. She said the boy made her “uneasy.” Why not get him a psych evaluation?

    When the shooter was a student, his friends reported he would cut his own face for fun. The school was obligated to step in.

    During the shooting, no teacher thought to help the kids escape via a window?!

  17. petemedium Avatar

    “The shooter’s mother & the school system are partly responsible. She said the boy made her “uneasy.” Why not get him a psych evaluation?”

    At what cost, and who pays for it?
    These aren’t one off events that the US is going through. As my Spirit Friends have said in past Blogs of mine, America is having their collective noses rubbed in it. And it’s no where near ended.

    A NHS, gun reform, longer and more thorough training of police officers, caring for people not caring for money, a genuine and propper form of democracy, are just a few of the ‘puddles’ America is being forced to face before any real peace will return to the US.

    1. T W Longtime Lurker Avatar

      @PeteMedium

      You don’t live in the US, correct? Here in the US, school districts/systems have school psychologists. Their salary is paid from tax dollars.

      If the shooter was covered under insurance (includes Medicaid) when he was a minor, insurance would have covered the cost.

      If no insurance was available, the state would likely cover the cost of evaluation & treatment. We have the benefit of hindsight to see that the man was clearly disturbed.

      Most importantly, don’t you think getting the man help years ago is more important than who will cover the cost of treatment?

      Now we have to worry about funeral costs, therapy costs for the survivors, etc. I believe many things are more important than money.

      1. T W Longtime Lurker Avatar

        CLARIFICATION

        My comment about the insurance pertains to evaluation & treatment at a medical facility, not an evaluation from a school psychologist.

        1. Ed Avatar

          tw: The US has a flaming sick-young-male problemm
          l
          Why?

        2. petemedium Avatar

          I think you’ve proved my point when you say “I believe many things are more inportant that money.”
          Yes I am Australian living in Australia. Here we have free/low cost NHS where there is no insurance, unless you want specialist medical care, such as for non essential plastic surgery etc.
          We are likely to have dental and other options added to our Medicare, now that the ALP has just be elected into Government.
          We have very strict gun laws, too strict in some instances I believe when it come to rural Australia, but excellent for city living.
          We have preferential voting where a voter can place more than choice in the event that their first choice doesn’t get the numbers.
          The Federal election of two weekend ago gave us a series of Independents, a small party (The Greens) as well as the centre left leaning major party, the Australian Labor Party, who will now govern us for the next three years. The same system works for our Senate, which won’t be known for a few weeks from now. So instead of only two voices politically in our Federal Government, we now have at least six or seven: Political parties are only one voice, and in the US, that means you only have two.
          We also have compulsory registration/voting that are held on a Saturday, so that everyone gets the opportunity to vote. Special vehicles, with the appropriate safe guards, travelled to remote Aboriginal communities to ensure they all had a chance to vote. Fo those unable to be reached, such as the Tiwi Islanders etc postal and absentee votice covers them.
          Our States have separate police forces where a minimum of five years training is undertaken. Police carry guns, and undergoe regular re training as part of their States, particular regulations.

        3. petemedium Avatar

          “My comment about the insurance pertains to evaluation & treatment at a medical facility, not an evaluation from a school psychologist.”
          Here in Australia, a GP consultation (free or max $Au40) would determine the need for specialist intervention. That specialist cost would again be the same as the GP cost. We don’t have institutions for the menatlly ill, other than prisons for the mentally insane and that is determined by a court of law. Our education system has a referral system in the case of children obviously in need of medical intervention.

  18. petemedium Avatar

    Off topic but did you know:
    “An Australian company is planning to ship at least 1.25m cans of its baby formula to the US to help ease a nationwide shortage. The US Food and Drug Administration said some of it was now in stock for transport and more would be produced by Bubs Australia in the coming weeks and months.”
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/29/australian-company-to-ship-baby-formula-to-shortage-hit-us

  19. Steve Avatar

    It has been suggested that Nikolai Patrushev, could replace Putin. He’s in the “inner circle”, in the succession line, and, it seems, even worse than Putin. Certainly someone who would stoke up the “Red Rising” flame?

    1. Eric Leigh-Pink Avatar

      Any one of those could be a monster. Ouch.

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