This post will no doubt annoy firearms aficionados - I don’t much care. In the last 2 weeks, the United States has experienced 2 mass shooting events that resulted in multiple deaths each - one approaching 10, and another over 20 dead.
Uvalde, TX - a community of 13,000 souls spends 40% of its annual budget on policing. It has a 10 person SWAT team … heavily armed and armoured … in a town of 13,000 people. Sit with that for a moment. In what universe did you ever expect a town that size to need a SWAT team, much less to spend $4M of a $10M total budget on policing? A SWAT team that apparent spent its time keeping parents from entering the building while their children were being murdered by a man with an AR-15 … in a state which allows civilian carry without license, training, or well … pretty much any restrictions.