WATCH: Disgraceful O'Rourke Attempts to Politicize Uvalde Tragedy

 

UVALDE – Robert Francis O'Rourke was escorted out of a press conference Wednesday after attempting to confront Gov. Greg Abbott for doing nothing about gun control.

O'Rourke had to be escorted out after interrupting Gov. Greg Abbott's press conference on the Robb Elementary School Shooting.  Abbott was joined by U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Attorney General Ken Paxton,  Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin, and Uvalde officials.

While Abbott was speaking, O'Rourke stood up and chastised the Governor saying, "You are doing nothing.".

Things got heated when Mayor McLaughlin said back to O'Rourke, "You are out of line. I can't believe you are a sick son of a b*tch and would come here and make a political issue."

O'Rourke was escorted out of the press conference shortly after.

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He was no more or less disgraceful than abbott or Theodore rafeal cruz or anyone else on that stage who have been in power and done nothing to stop this from happening over and over again. Everyone involved should be ashamed. 

I have no idea ive never run for office and claimed that i had answers to anything everyone on that stage has.  Im for anything from gun restrictions to arming teachers who want to be armed and any far fetched idea anyone may have.  I dont have a clue what will work but i know those men on stage have offered two things thoughts and prayers and both have failed miserably.  We should have a list of things we at least tried and failed at this point instead we have the same talking points every three weeks when this happens, and zero attempt to do anything about it. 

Van, Wed, 05/25/2022 - 15:35

42  shot and killed, 227 shot and wounded in the month of May in windy Chicago.  They have the most stringent gun control laws in the nation.

Gang violence in Chicago and school shootings are separate issues that can BOTH be slowed down using common sense gun laws. Most of the guns (over 60%) used in Illinois are brought in from the neighboring states of Indiana and Wisconsin that have weak gun laws. This anecdote about Chicago is spread everywhere but means nothing when you delve further into the facts. Here is a common-sense solution that MAY have prevented the tragedy.

  • Mandatory Gun Safety Course for EVERYONE who wants to purchase or own a gun
  • Psych Eval and VERY THOROUGH background checks

Now obviously you cannot prevent all mass shootings with legislation, but WE CAN AT LEAST TRY TO SLOW THEM DOWN!!!

Prime example of all the left nut jobs looking for cheap shots during a very painful time.  

Indeed.  With the exception of the law enforcement dude who spoke, I loath, detest, and despise every groveling, self-serving, mealy-mouthed bastard on that stage.  I applaud Beto and will damn sure vote for him (again).

All of them were disgraceful everyone on that stage has had years to do something about this collectively they have done zero.  I’m no Beto fan but at least someone called them out for their lip service nonsense.  

Yes more can obviously be done and no doubt will. But to claim that Abbott has done absolutely nothing to address the issue is simply not true!

In 2015 lawmakers passed a bill allowing licensed and trained adults to carry concealed weapons on college campuses…and have since been working to expand the practice to include public schools ;)

teachers can carry on high school campuses too.  All laws passed before the Santa fe shooting.  Whats he done since santa fe? 

Haha you claimed lawmakers have “done zero”, which again is simply not true ;)

To answer your question…in 2019 Texas lawmakers passed a series of bills which, among other things, strengthened mental health inititiatives for children and abolished the cap on how many trained and licensed “school marshals” can carry guns on public school campuses ;)

What did these laws do to stop thi situation.  Give me your breakdown of the mental health changes. 

I don’t feel the need to give you a “breakdown” of anything look it up yourself! ONCE AGAIN you claimed absolutely nothing has been done ;)

I stand by that claim.  You quickly googled some nonsense part of your nonsense is from a field ive worked in for 20 years, and legislation I know very well. ( Hint it had nothing to do with school safety) so I want your take on the laws passed on mental health in 2019 we both know you do t have one because you googled a headline 

CGM5, Thu, 05/26/2022 - 13:30

Yes, let's elect beto. This is the Texas democrat's dream. beto could make Texas just like Chicago or New York. They are the shinning examples of how democrats fix gun control and stop gun violence. However, it's funny that during a debate with a dem about this subject, they don't want to talk about what the dems have done in New York and Chicago. All they want to talk about is how to blame Republicans. The latest shooting is horrible and things need to be done hopefully to keep this from happening again. Things like censoring the damn internet so that any 12 year old can't fantasize with photos and even instructions about killing anyone that they don't like for whatever reason. Or maybe the video games that any 12 year old can role play where the object is to shoot someone in the face and see blood and brains blow out the back of their head. Of course that interferes with the freedom of speech and we don't want to even think about that. Let's take away guns instead.

Gov. Greg Abbott and co. say Beto was out of line for politicizing the moment. Beto is removed, and Gov. Abbott and co. proceed to politicize it themselves. Bringing up mental health issues despite no prior issues with the shooter? Talking about Chicago’s gun issues?

I’m not saying Beto was right to do what he did, but the leaders of this state did not look any better after chastising Beto. 

Beto is the epitome of lip service you twats. By the way ignoring facts where there are already strict gun control laws and high murder counts proves this is ALL political for you as well. Makes you no better than those you rant about. At least this time the media can't stir this into a racial frenzy because it was a mentally disturbed cross dressing Hispanic who committed this horrible crime. All of the signs were there, but they were all ignored by his parents, teachers and peers. But go ahead and blame that gun....

No where did I blame the gun, go ahead and read into it whatever you want, but I’ve never blamed a gun.  Beto was the one person in the room who hasn’t had a chance to fix this.  He’s a self seving douche just like Raphael, Corbin, and Abbott but he’s not responsible and probably never will be because he’s unelectable. 

No where did I blame the gun, go ahead and read into it whatever you want, but I’ve never blamed a gun.  Beto was the one person in the room who hasn’t had a chance to fix this.  He’s a self seving douche just like Raphael, Corbin, and Abbott but he’s not responsible and probably never will be because he’s unelectable. 

You can't fix 23 deaths buddy. Proving yet again this is political. Blame the guy in charge or the gun, but not the ppl around him or the ppl who raised him. Very bad look

After the fact you are completely correct, buddy, but the self serving douche s on that stage have done nothing since the last time a shooter walked into a Texas school and shot up children.  Nothing gun laws, red flag laws, arming teachers, turning schools into prisons, requiring armed guards or whatever insane idea anyone may have they have tried nothing.  We have decided everyone now and then children just die, when it happens we come together hope and pray take some pictures with the family s we hen wait till next time. 

After the fact you are completely correct, buddy, but the self serving douche s on that stage have done nothing since the last time a shooter walked into a Texas school and shot up children.  Nothing gun laws, red flag laws, arming teachers, turning schools into prisons, requiring armed guards or whatever insane idea anyone may have they have tried nothing.  We have decided everyone now and then children just die, when it happens we come together hope and pray take some pictures with the family s we hen wait till next time. 

Also great that your avatar is a child’s version of F U Joe Biden but apparently your political philosophy is don’t blame the people in charge.  Seems like it could  be party specific. 

Also great that your avatar is a child’s version of F U Joe Biden but apparently your political philosophy is don’t blame the people in charge.  Seems like it could  be party specific. 

Uvalde school district had detailed security plan in place at time of elementary school massacre
From CNN’s Peter Nickeas

The Uvalde school district where 19 children and two teachers were killed by a gunman this week had a safety plan that included its own police force, social media monitoring and a threat reporting system to “provide a safe and secure environment” for students. 

The two-page document on the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District website lists 21 different measures that it says it has undertaken for the safety of the school community, ranging from an app for reporting bullying to physical security measures, like fencing and a buzz-in door system. It’s not clear to what degree the plan was developed with active shooters in mind.

Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Chris Olivarez on Thursday said the gunman, identified as Salvador Ramos, gained access to the school through an unlocked door.

Records show the district spent about $200,000 on security and monitoring services in 2017-18 and that figure rose to more than $450,000 in the 2019-20 school year.

The district employed four police officers, including a chief, detective, and two officers. The school district also had additional security staff “who patrol door entrances, parking lots and perimeters of the campuses.”

The plan included a “threat reporting system” for “students, parents, staff, and community members” to share information that is deemed “troubling,” which could include information about weapons, threats, fights, drugs, self- harm, suicide or disclosures made that are concerning.” The policy states reports could be made through the district site or to a district staff member.

The district also employed a company called Social Sentinel to monitor social media “with a connection to Uvalde as a measure to identify any possible threats that might be made against students and or staff within the school district.” 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the gunman wrote about his intentions on Facebook, including “I’m going to shoot an elementary school.” A spokesperson for Meta, Facebook’s parent company, said the gunman’s private one-to-one messages were discovered after the shooting.

Ramos allegedly sent similarly chilling text messages to a girl he met online describing how he had just shot his grandmother and was going to shoot up an elementary school. 

The security plan also refers to lockdown drills. “Students receive training on the Standard Response Protocol for lockout, lockdown, evacuate, shelter, and hold. In addition, drills are held for each of these emergency actions on a regular basis," the plan said.

Two other schools, Uvalde High School and Anthon Elementary, have security vestibules, though it is not clear if Robb had one. The plan lists security cameras at the high school and middle schools, though it’s not clear how many are at the grade school where the shooting happened. “Key staff” were also equipped with radios, but it’s not clear if those were for use within the building or meant to communicate across the district.

The document is undated, but has “19-20” in the file name, possibly a reference to the 2019-2020 school year. 

The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District has not responded to multiple CNN requests for comment.


 

As for the aforementioned “mental health initiatives” has to do with “assessing potentially dangerous students and determining the best ways to intervene”…so your claim that “it had nothing to do with school safety” is not just WRONG, but incredibly ignorant ;)

I guess the easiest way to explain it if you dont want to research it is that biden has past several laws to help at the border.  Has the border gotten better? 

Ask that to someone who lives/works for BP in Del Rio and you will get a big fat NO!!

Which “laws” are you referring to…because, unlike actual laws which are PASSED through the legislative process, pretty sure everything he’s done has been by executive order ;)

This tired argument has run its course. This IS a political issue because politicians have the power to make changes. The ignorance and mental gymnastics you utilize to turn this around and make Beto the enemy is quite astounding. Somewhere deep down I think you must that your bias is getting in the way of your logical decision making. Beto genuinely wants to stop future tragedies and here you are using the same old talking points. The real disgrace is the atrocious writing and extreme bias of whoever writes these sh** articles.

What Biden has done is do everything he can to subvert laws for the purpose of controlling our southern border, because you know, Orange Man Bad.

All intentional…overwhelm the system giving the federal government no other choice than to step in and “fix” it ;)

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