Stephen King passionately calls for ‘gun control now’ after Uvalde school shooting.

Author Stephen King has called for “gun control now” after a shooting at a Texas elementary school that killed 14 children and a teacher.

The incident happened today (May 24) at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Police have identified the gunman as the late 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, a resident of Uvalde and a student at the district’s high school.

“He shot 14 students and killed a teacher in a horrific, incomprehensible manner,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told reporters during a Tuesday news conference. “Mr Ramos, the shooter, himself has passed away and responding officers are believed to have killed him.”

Stephen King tweeted in a very passionate tone “Stop the slaughter of the innocent” and called for stricter gun laws.

(Stephen King/Twitter)

King has previously been outspoken about gun control in the US, writing an essay entitled weapons after the 2012 Sandy Hook shootings that killed 26 people. In the essay, King called for a ban on automatic and semi-automatic weapons, writing, “When madmen want to make war on the unarmed and unprepared, these are the weapons they use”.

Gov. Abbott has released a new statement into the Texas school shooting and vowed to “fully investigate” the incident.

“Texans across the state are mourning the victims of this senseless crime and the community of Uvalde,” Abbott wrote. “The Texas Department of Emergency Management is tasked with providing local officials with any resources needed to respond to this tragedy while the state of Texas works to ensure the community has what it needs to heal.” .”

Follow live updates on the incident here.

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