NASA chief Bill Nelson urges action after 'heavy weight' of recent mass shootings
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson added his voice Wednesday (May 25) to the chorus urging action to prevent mass shootings. In a Twitter thread (opens in new tab), the former U. Referring to recent similar mass deaths by gun violence, Nelson said Americans have been murdered "while shopping at a Buffalo supermarket, while attending a Taiwanese Presbyterian church in Laguna Woods [California], and yesterday at an elementary school in Uvalde. Last week, following the racially motivated Buffalo murders, which targeted Black Americans, U. Related: 'We stand with you,' NASA's Perseverance rover team tells people of Boulder after mass shooting
It’s impossible not to feel the heavy weight of recent events across our nation – with Americans murdered while shopping at a Buffalo supermarket, while attending a Taiwanese Presbyterian church in Laguna Woods, and yesterday at an elementary school in Uvalde. "In each event, lives were tragically taken in the course of everyday living . Nelson noted that Tuesday also marked the two-year anniversary of George Floyd's death. While Nelson cited no statistics in his discussion, Pew Research has found that nearly 80 percent (opens in new tab) of U. Nelson is not the only person in the space community pushing for action against gun violence in the wake of the Uvalde massacre.
For example, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk just endorsed tighter background checks on guy buyers. Numerous media sources have pointed to the divide between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to implementing gun control in Congress. In an interview that aired on NBC (opens in new tab) late Tuesday, however, Cruz called the shooting "yet another unspeakable crime.
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