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A former scholar went on a capturing rampage at a Florida highschool, leaving 17 lifeless whereas panicked college students barricaded themselves inside lecture rooms and frantic mother and father raced to the scene.
USA TODAY

PHOENIX — Former U.S. consultant Gabrielle Giffords, who was gravely wounded within the 2011 Tucson-space capturing that left six individuals lifeless, criticized political inaction on weapons within the wake of the mass capturing at a Florida highschool Wednesday. 

“Each day we fail to take motion, we selected this destiny,” Giffords wrote on Twitter. “We tolerate politicians who fail to acknowledge this disaster and vote towards our security. We let our gun violence epidemic proceed day after lethal day.” 

Authorities stated that 17 individuals have been killed in Wednesday’s capturing at a Parkland, Fla., highschool. The gunman, a former scholar, was taken into custody. 

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‘Pursue the ethical necessity of peace’

Giffords, who turned an advocate for gun management after retiring from Congress, stated incidents like Wednesday’s capturing create worry, however, she wrote, “our worry can’t examine to what our harmless youngsters felt because the gunshots rang out, bullets flew via the halls of their faculty, and their academics and classmates have been gunned down.” 

Giffords, who was partly paralyzed from the 2011 capturing and nonetheless struggles with speech, wrote that the nation must “summon the braveness to struggle towards this worry.”

“We should discover the braveness to think about a rustic the place these massacres don’t happen,” she wrote. “Our leaders should discover the braveness to flee the confines of their politics & pursue the ethical necessity of peace & security.”

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