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Uvalde massacre: a surviving girl testifies before the American Congress

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On May 24, an 18-year-old high school student carrying an assault rifle killed 19 schoolchildren and two female teachers at a school in Uvalde, a town west of San Antonio.

The shooter: \”Good night\” to my teacher, and he shot her in the head. Then he shot some of my classmates and the blackboard”,”text”:”said \”Good night\” to my teacher, and he shot her in the head. Then he shot some of my comrades and the board”}}”>said “Good night” to my teacher, and he shot her in the head. Then he shot some of my comrades and the boardtestified the 11-year-old girl, during a hearing at the Capitol on theepidemic of gun violence.

When I approached the backpacks he shot my friend who was right next to me and I thought he was going to come back into the roomtold the little girl with glasses in comments broadcast by video.

So I took some blood and smeared it all over myself […] I was silent, then I grabbed my teacher’s phone and dialed [le numéro d’urgence] 911.

Miah Cerrillo assured that she no longer felt safe at school.

I don’t want it to happen againshe implored.

Present at the hearing, his father Miguel tearfully claimed that Miah was not not the same little girl he used to play with.

Schools are no longer safe, something really has to changehe begged.

The US Congress, which is currently debating a limited regulation of firearms after decades of inaction, also heard the testimony of Roy Guerrero, pediatrician of Uvalde, who described the bodies of children sprayed, decapitated, jagged by bullets.

I can’t understand if our politicians let us down through stubbornness, passivity or bothhe lambasted.

Legislate against a scourge

Zeneta Everhart, whose 21-year-old boy survived the racist killing spree in a Buffalo supermarket last month, also challenged elected officials.

Zeneta Everhart speaks to members of the US Congress.

Zeneta Everhart testifies before the US Congress. Her son, Zaire Goodman, was injured in the Buffalo shooting by a white supremacist that left ten people dead.

Photo: Getty Images/Jason Andrew

My son Zaire has a hole in the right side of his neck, two in his back and another in his left leg, caused by the impact of a bullet from [fusil d’assaut] AR-15. Cleaning his wounds, I can still feel bullet bits in his backshe assured.

Now I want you to imagine this exact scenario for one of your children. »

A quote from Zeneta Everhart

US President Joe Biden has repeatedly promised to act against this appalling scourge that successive governments have so far been unable to stem. But in a country where nearly one in three adults owns at least one gun, Tories strongly oppose any measure that could undermine human rights. law-abiding citizens.

The narrow majority of Joe Biden’s party in Congress does not allow him to pass a gun law alone, so the challenge is to find measures that could obtain the support of Republicans.

Discussions in the Senate currently revolve around limited proposals, such as the verification of the criminal or psychological background of purchasers of individual weapons, which associations have been calling for for years.

Its Democratic leader Chuck Schumer indicated Thursday that the Upper House would vote on firearm control measureswithout giving further details.

At the same time, the House of Representatives is debating another major bill which would, among other things, ban the sale of semi-automatic rifles to those under 21 and that of high-capacity magazines.

These measures will be put to a vote on Wednesday evening, but are strongly criticized by the Republican opposition. It therefore seems impossible that they can pass the stage of the Senate, where the support of 10 conservatives is necessary because of the rules of qualified majority.

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