On Monday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre blamed Republicans for the school shooting that took place in Nashville.
Six people, including three students, were killed in a school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee. The shooter, believed to be a teenage female, was armed with at least two assault-type rifles and a handgun.
KJP said, “How many more children have to be murdered before Republicans in Congress will step up and act to pass the assault weapons ban?”
Biden has proposed expanding background checks, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and incentivizing states to pass “red flag” laws. Many have opposed it citing concerns of its infringement on US citizens and their constitutional rights.
BREAKING: @whitehouse blames Republicans following Nashville school shooting, @PressSec Karine Jean-Pierre says, "How many more children have to be murdered before Republicans in Congress will step up and act, to pass the assault weapons ban, to close loopholes in our background… pic.twitter.com/WYRjSjMchv
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) March 27, 2023
An active shooter was reported at Covenant School located at Covenant Presbyterian Church. The shooter was confronted by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) and has been confirmed deceased. Students are being reunited with their parents at Woodmont Baptist Church.
Nashville Fire Department tweeted, “We are responding to an active aggressor at 33 Burton Hills Blvd Covenant School. We can confirm we have multiple patients.Parents coming to the school should go to 20 Burton Hills at this time. this is an active scene.”
An active shooter event has taken place at Covenant School, Covenant Presbyterian Church, on Burton Hills Dr. The shooter was engaged by MNPD and is dead. Student reunification with parents is at Woodmont Baptist Church, 2100 Woodmont Blvd. pic.twitter.com/vO8p9cj3vx
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) March 27, 2023
Metro Nashville Police confirmed “An active shooter event has taken place at Covenant School, Covenant Presbyterian Church, on Burton Hills Dr. The shooter was engaged by MNPD and is dead.”
You can see a video of all the police cars rush to the scene.
#BREAKING: Vanderbilt University Medical Center confirms 3 pediatric patients were transported to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. all having suffered gunshot wounds after a shooting at Covenant School in Nashville. All 3 have died.@amfaul reports.
— Dom Proto (@Dom_Proto) March 27, 2023
— Dominic Shaheen (@DominicShaheen) March 27, 2023
Currently numerous law enforcement and other agencies are responding to a mass casualty event with multiple children shot inside the… pic.twitter.com/aXwnVLt735
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) March 27, 2023