Murray offended & ‘extremely upset’ by Texas capturing


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British tennis participant Andy Murray stated the deaths of 19 youngsters and two academics in a capturing at a college in Texas final week made him “offended” and “extremely upset”.

Murray was a pupil at Dunblane Main College in Scotland in March 1996, when 16 youngsters and a instructor had been murdered by gunman Thomas Hamilton.

“I believe there’s been over 200 mass shootings in America this yr and nothing modifications,” he instructed BBC Sport.

“I am unable to perceive that.”

The capturing in Uvalde on 24 Could has provoked new requires gun management measures in america, though a number of senior Republicans have already expressed their opposition to tighter guidelines on gun possession, corresponding to background checks.

On Friday, former US president Donald Trump instructed the Nationwide Rifle Affiliation’s annual convention that respectable People must be allowed firearms to defend themselves against “evil”.

And Texas senator Ted Cruz has accused Democrats and the media of searching for to “politicise” the capturing to “prohibit the constitutional rights of law-abiding residents”.

The US Division of Justice says it’s going to examine the police response to the mass capturing.

However Murray believes that modifications must occur.

“My feeling is that absolutely at some stage you do one thing completely different,” he added.

“You may’t preserve approaching the issue by shopping for extra weapons and having extra weapons within the nation. I do not see how that that that solves it.

“However I could possibly be fallacious. Let’s possibly attempt one thing completely different and see should you get a special end result.

“I heard one thing on the radio the opposite day and it was a baby from that college, you recognize, and I skilled an identical factor after I was at Dunblane and a instructor like, popping out and waving all the youngsters, like below tables and telling them to go and conceal.

“And it was a child telling precisely the identical story about how she survived it.

“They had been saying that they undergo these drills, as younger youngsters, as seven-, eight-year-old youngsters. How? How is that ordinary that youngsters must be having to undergo drills, like in case somebody comes into a college with a gun?

“I do not get it – simply, yeah, it is actually, actually upsetting and I hope they make some modifications.”

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