Jamie Foxx, a native of Texas, joined the chorus of voices about how something like the school massacre in Ubalade could happen in the United States. The comedian, who was himself involved in cracking down on a man who recently attacked Dave Chappell on stage, posted 16 pictures of the victim and wrote:
Little angels my heart goes to your family … I never thought I would live in a “Christian society” where they would let little children die again and again and still not change any law … if the people of this country are leaders and so-called Christians… If They Go to Heaven… I Will Pass !!!!! # Devils busy
The tragedy has been followed by calls for disbelief, resentment and action.
Earlier in the week, Beto O’Rourke confronted Texas Governor Greg Abbott at a news conference, accusing state leaders of “doing nothing” in tackling gun violence.
Matthew McCannaghi, a native of Uvalade, wrote, “This is an epidemic that we can control, and no matter which island we stand on, we all know we can do better. We have to do better. You don’t have to feel what others have endured before them. “