News -- June 6, 2022: On May 24, 2022, Salvador Ramos, then 18 years old, fatally shot nineteen pupils and two instructors at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and injured seventeen others.
He shot his grandma in the head at home earlier in the day, seriously injuring her.
There is still a heated debate about gun violence, gun legislation, and gun safety, which is exacerbated by each mass shooting.
On May 26, 2022, the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team showed their support for gun violence victims on social media and in a press statement:
“We all deserve to be safe - in schools, grocery stores, places of worship, our neighborhoods, houses and America. The most recent mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde have shaken us to the core. The Tampa Bay Rays are mourning these heartbreaking tragedies that took the lives of innocent children and adults.
This cannot become normal. We cannot become numb. We cannot look the other way. We all know, if nothing changes, nothing changes.
The Rays organization stands committed to actionable change and has made a $50,000 commitment to Everytown for Gun Safety’s Support Fund. Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in America. Rather than our usual game coverage on social media tonight, we’ve partnered with Everytown to amplify facts about gun violence in America.
We understand that no single organization can solve this crisis alone, but working together, we can make an impact. We invite you to join us and do what you can, when you can, where you can - because our lives depend on it.”
Twitter: May 26, 2022