Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was harassed by mourners Sunday during a visit to the Texas school where 19 children and two teachers were killed.
“Abbott is a son of ab—h,” said Aracely Villalpando, 59, of Fort Worth.
“It’s awful — he doesn’t do anything against gun laws and wants everyone to own a gun,” she said. “A lot of people like guns, and that’s fine, but how do you sell a military rifle to the public?”
Salvador Ramos, 18, entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday with an AR-15 assault rifle, killing 19 fourth-graders and two teachers.
Villalpando said US gun laws needed to be changed now – and politicians couldn’t “play around for months and years”.
Abbott, a Republican, visited the school’s makeshift memorial outside as President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden also paid their respects there.
The tragedy was compounded by the fact that police waited 90 minutes after being called to the scene to enter the school – although children called 911 asking for help when gunshots rang out.
Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police Chief Peter Arredondo has come under fire from all sides for his handling of the bloody disaster.
“I’m very angry with Pete Arredondo. If the police had acted faster, not so many children would have been kidnapped,” said Uvalde resident Rita Ortiz on Sunday in front of the school.
Ortiz, 53, whose children and grandchildren all attended Robb Elementary, said her 6-year-old granddaughter will not be attending school as planned next year because the family cannot trust county police to protect the students.
“If they couldn’t save these children, why should I rely on them to protect my granddaughter?” she said. “I don’t know what we’re going to do with it [granddaughter] Scarlett, maybe homeschooling.”
Diane Martinez, 48, said the “most devastating part” was that instead of “going in to help the kids”, the cops wait outside the classroom.
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