Before I begin, if you believe Uvalde, Parkland, or any of the other school shootings didn’t happen, stop readin.'
As we all try our best to make sense of another mass killing in the United States, we’re learning more and more about the situation and getting a better picture of what did (and didn’t) happen. It is of the utmost importance to make sense of these events and learn from them. So much so that if we had done exactly that on February 14, 2018, we may have a different situation today. I am going to outline the series of events as stated by law enforcement officials in Uvalde, TX regarding the shooting, followed by some questions that I feel are incredibly relevant and need answers.
But before we start the timeline, we must first ask an extremely important question: How did an 18 year old man, with no known employment, whom was living with his grandmother because of an addict mother, afford:
-Two expensive firearms made by Daniel Defense ($2,000 each)
-an EOTech optic ($400-$700)
-1,657 rounds of .223 ammo ($800-1000 depending on how they were purchased)
-body armor ($500-1000)
-and over 60 magazines ($10-20 each)
for a total of approximately $6300 to $8,000? Most established adult Americans, especially after the last two years and the current economy, can’t afford a fraction of that. But this young 18 year old was able to do so with no known job and all on a debit (not credit!) card? In a border town reportedly overrun by the worst of the worst from the US Border…I’ll let you make your own assumptions.
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