With Democrats having to force Republicans’ hand to get them to go along with essentially anything that’s not perfectly in line with their agenda these days, there’s no real reason to think that Congress will do anything about this issue anytime soon.
Tuesday morning, there was yet another school shooting, this time at the Marshall County High School in Kentucky.
As of nearly 10 AM local time, information remains sparse, but the state’s governor Matt Bevin has commented on the situation on Twitter.
‘Tragic shooting at Marshall County HS…Shooter is in custody, one confirmed fatality, multiple others wounded…Much yet unknown…Please do not speculate or spread hearsay…Let’s let the first responders do their job and be grateful that they are there to do it for us…’
Local news outlet Marshall County Daily wrote on Facebook shortly after 9 AM local time that “[t]here has been a shooting at Marshall County High School and the school is on lock down,” adding, “We will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.”
Local news outlet WPSD Local 6 reported that they had “reached out to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police for information” and were waiting to hear back from them as of about 10 AM local time. The outlet added that their reporters had “confirmed three victims taken to hospitals.”
This incident comes just one day after a school shooting at a high school outside of Dallas, Texas, left one injured.
As of about 10 AM on Tuesday, the Gun Violence Archive had updated its tallies to include 873 deaths from gun violence in the U.S. so far this year.
UPDATE: Since initial reporting, the number of confirmed fatalities has risen to two, and the number of wounded now stands at 19, 14 of whom suffered gunshot wounds.