Details Emerge About Uvalde Shooter, But What Will Media Report?

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What We Know About The Uvalde School Shooter

Details are emerging about the shooter in the horrific elementary school attack in Uvalde, Texas.

In the immediate aftermath of the tragedy, Democrats pushed for absurd gun control measures, politicizing the senseless slaughter of children.

Unlike the recent Buffalo gunman, whose motives could be traced back to a larger system of institutional racism and white supremacy, the Uvalde shooter was Hispanic, allowing the media to focus on gun control rather than the individual’s problematic mental condition.

According to reports, the shooter, Salvador Ramos, was bullied at school, targeted with homosexual slurs, and made fun of for wearing eyeliner and cheap clothing. His home life was reportedly difficult and his family was impoverished.

The mainstream media is using those details to portray Ramos as a victim of his circumstances rather than as a monster who committed one of the most horrific crimes in our collective history.

Obama Weighs in

On another note, former President Barack Obama is taking heat for a tweet he shared on Wednesday, which read: “As we grieve the children of Uvalde today, we should take time to recognize that two years have passed since the murder of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer. His killing stays with us all to this day, especially those who loved him.”

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Rebecca Horvath
Rebecca Horvath
Rebecca Horvath is an editor and writer for NRN. For nearly a decade, Horvath wrote a regular Community Voices column for the Johnson City Press, where she was known to ruffle a few feathers. In 2018, she began writing for the National Federation of Republican Women, interviewing and profiling candidates such as Sen. Martha McSally and Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith. Horvath also contributes to Net3d.home.blog.