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it is time to say enough to the indiscriminate trafficking of weapons. let us all make a commitment so that tragedies like this cannot happen again. >> should not happen again. all the victims here have now been identified. the bodies have been removed from the school behind me. and the families, brianna, have been notified. cnn's special live coverage of the tragedy here in uvalde, texas, continues right now. america's recurring nightmare. one that seems to only happen in this country. yet another massacre in an elementary school. this time in texas. thank you for joining us this hour. i'm erica hill. >> i'm jim sciutto. i hate reading these headlines as much as you must hate hearing them, but these are the facts. right now, at least 19 children and 2 adults are dead after an
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18-year-old gunman opened fire on second, third and fourth graders at the robb elementary school in uvalde, texas. the gunman shot his grandmother before carrying out the attack at the school, she is now fighting for her life in a hospital. authorities say the suspect is dead. killed by police. we know he was wearing a tactical vest, does not appear, though, that there were panels in that vest. and responding officers faced fire from the suspect as they tried to stop the killing in the school. at least one border patrol agent, they were called in to help, was wounded. while it remains unclear exactly what weapons the killer used, these photos showing two ar-15 style rifles posted to an instagram account linked to the gunman, one of the social media bios read, quote, kids be scared. >> the unimaginable wait for families fearing the worst overnight. some of them telling cnn authorities had asked them for dna samples to help identify the
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dead. in an emotional speech, president biden addressed the nation last night. >> beautiful, innocent second, third, fourth graders. as a nation, we have to ask when in god's name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby? when in god's name we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done. >> hours after an honor roll ceremony at that elementary school, just days away from the start of their summer vacation, now families are planning funerals, and the community is waiting for the agonizing confirmation, learning who was gunned down, which lives senselessly cut short. >> so many. once again, we are covering every angle of this developing story from the scene, to the white house. first i do want to hear from one of the first responders who arrived at the scene as the
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shooting was still ongoing. let's speak to chip king, a member of the uvalde city council, also firefighter for the fire department there. chip, it is good to have you on this morning. >> good morning. >> first, when you arrived at the scene, my understanding is the shooting was still going on. i don't want you to have to recount these moments unduly, but perhaps you can capture for us what went on and what it was like as it went on. >> obviously being with the fire department we were called in to kind of try to get a perimeter set up, to control vehicles in and out, control people coming in and out. since the ems could get their ambulances in and out as needed and land the helicopters. initially we weren't all directly on the scene in front of the school, but we were pretty close, and it was evident that the -- it was not a secure scene, that there was a lot
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still going on here. it was a very chaotic scene initially. >> how long did it take from the time you arrived there for police and first responders to enter the school building. >> i think they were -- they were in the school, but sounded like the shooter may have been barricaded in a certain area of one of the rooms. it was probably 30 minutes after we arrived, after i arrived, i know that, that the shooter was neutralized. >> 30 minutes. goodness. 30 minutes. so much time. do we know if this school was a planned target, because there appeared to be a chase, and as we just showed pictures of this, the shooter's car in that ditch there, when first responders first engaged the shooter before he entered the school, do we know if this was a target in the moment or did he plan to go
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there? >> you know, i don't know. and i don't know if -- how deep they dug into his social media information that is out there. but seems he was coming toward the school, i don't think there was a chase on from what i heard. i'm not sure why he crashed when he got here. and he did leave the truck and go straight to the school. >> one bit of news this morning seems to be from what we heard and, again, i know it is early, so these facts and details get confirmed over time, but that the shooter barricaded himself in one classroom there. is it your understanding that all those who lost their lives were in that one classroom? >> i'm not sure what the -- i'm not sure what exactly -- how it worked out inside. i think there is two rooms involved at least. and that he was in one room where the shooting ended. >> school -- first responders have over the years changed
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their training and tactics when there is an active shooter to be more aggressive if that's the right word, but to act quickly, right, to go in and confront rather than wait. you remember the fire department, i imagine you've received some training in this sort of thing. is that your understanding as to how first responders responded to this shooting? >> absolutely. we're trained -- we're trained how to respond when we get here, what we're supposed to do. safety is the number one thing and protecting yourself from protecting all your partners is number one. and that's our first thing to do when we arrive, protect ourselves, protect everybody else, we're no good if we're injured. so seeing safety is job one of our -- for the fire department and ems. >> final question if i can ask, many parents were still searching for their children hours after the shooting and at least yesterday we were told
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that several parents still had not accounted for their children. do you have any update on whether all children have been accounted for, and parents been notified? >> i don't have that information this morning. i've not been able to go to the command center and see. >> okay. well, chip king, thank you for the work you're doing in the midst of this horrible, horrible event. and we appreciate you joining us. >> all right, thank you, sir. >> cnn crime and justice correspondent shimon prokupecz is in uvalde, texas, this morning. you spoke a short time ago with lieutenant chris olivarez from the texas department of public safety and i know he laid out a little bit more, new details in terms of the timeline here and even where the alleged shooter was inside the school. what is that new information he shared with you? >> well, first, erica, it is important to note all the victims here have been identified, that was something new that he revealed to us. he said that the families have been notified of the identity of
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all of the children that were killed here and the bodies were all removed. remember last night some of the families were waiting to be notified, spent all night at a center. i think that's important to note. so that the families could begin their process and the healing process perhaps as well as this community. other significant information really has to do with the investigation. we learned from the lieutenant that the shooter here barricaded himself in one classroom. it is different from what we were told yesterday, where there was information that the shooter may have went to some different classes, but maybe one classroom that is connected to another classroom so he barricaded himself in that classroom, and the initial responding officers had a very hard time getting inside that room. he barricaded himself in such a way that they just couldn't breakthrough. so they needed to bring in tactical officers. and as you heard that interview that jim just did, it sounds like he was in there for quite a
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significant amount of time and police say that he shot almost -- well, majority of the people shot, all the people he shot were in that room. there is also information about the grandmother as we have been reporting, he shot his grandmother and then the police received a 911 call and they say that's what started this whole process. there was no pursuit, but they were able to find the suspect here, the shooter here, and that he crashed into this ditch, and then ran inside the classroom. the lieutenant was describing how the police responded, how the tactical response went, take a listen to that. the tactical team that came, where did they come from and how long did it take for them to make entry? >> some were off duty patrol agents as well, they were able
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to make forcible entry. as far as timeline, the response, i do not have that information right now, but they -- >> it seems -- >> they reacted in a moment's notice. >> it seems he was in there for so long in that classroom. and that the officers who were initially on scene couldn't do anything. >> well, you also got to take into account too, when you have someone with this intent to just kill anybody, have no regard for human life and also with the rifle, he can kill numerous people in a matter of seconds. so those officers were able to respond at a moment's notice and could have been further loss of life if those initial officers weren't on scene to break those windows and rescue any other children and teachers that were inside that classroom. >> we hope to learn more details because there are still a lot of questions about the exact timeline and how things transpired here. police saying they're going to hold a press conference here later. also quickly to note, the fbi is here with the evidence response team. we see them. i saw them in buffalo last week. they responded to all of these mass shootings. they are out here, again, working with the texas rangers as they conduct the investigation of this crime
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scene, erica. >> yeah, shimon, appreciate it. as you noted, just off the top there, it is important that we do let folks know that all of the victims have been identified and as you say the families have been notified. in terms of those victims, as those families are notified, some of them are choosing to share that information, obviously with the public, and we're learning more about them. amerie jo garza, you see this picture here, her dad confirming his 10-year-old daughter was one of the children killed in the attack. writing in a post, thank you, everyone, for the prayers and help, trying to find my baby. she has been found. my little love is now flying high with the angels above. please don't take a second for granted. hug your family. tell them you love them. i love you, amerie jo. watch over your baby brother for me. >> erica, i hear you because as
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a parent, i'm sure you're imagining your own kids in the same situation. and we all do that. you don't have to be a parent to feel that same sense of grief and i'm sure many folks watching right now moved to tears when they see pictures like that of little children, dead. cnn correspondent adrienne broaddus is at the hospital where some of the victims were taken. adrienne, are there more injured? are there more people fighting for their lives right now? >> reporter: we do know at least 13 patients were transported to this hospital in town. two of them, according to the hospital spokesperson, were deceased when they arrived here at the hospital. in their honor, this flag behind me has been lowered. but to those of you watching and listening, we hear the pain in my colleague's, erica's, in her
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voice as she read that post from mr. garza. children are supposed to outlive their parents. and now we have 19 children who are dead. and two adults. the parents of those 19 children, whether it is the mom, dad, guardian, grandparent, they're now planning funerals, that will likely be the next step. and part of that process includes picking the perfect casket, finding the right color or urn, something that will reflect their child's personality, and their short life. we're talking about 10-year-olds, we're talking about second, third, fourth graders. we did hear that shooter, the 18-year-old barricaded himself in one classroom. we also know mr. garza posted about three hours ago, kind of taking us along with him as he processes what happened. and i'm reading from the
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facebook page, he said my sweet baby, i love you so much. and then there is an emoji of a broken heart. and he says, i will never be happy or complete again. earlier in the day, we heard from the father who lost a child in the parkland shooting, and he talked about this type of emotion, saying that this is what some of these families would experience. he predicted we would hear this from some of the parents. another victim who has been identified by her relatives was a fourth grade teacher at robb elementary. according to the district's website, she posted on the website, to her students, she let the students know she wanted them to know a little bit about her as they planned to start their fourth grade year, telling them they were going to have such a fun and exciting year. she said she had been an educator for 17 years, not only were the students her children,
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she also had her own personal family, a daughter, and three, what she called furry friends. she enjoyed running and hiking. and so here we are, tomorrow was supposed to be the last day of school for these children. they had a week of celebration over at the elementary school, it was almost like spirit week. so much excitement cut short. jim and erica? >> adrienne, thank you. erica, how are you doing? >> i mean, look, jim, we're doing how -- how is anybody doing this morning when you look at how this keeps happening and you and i have covered too many of these and i try really hard. it is getting harder. every time we report on these and you look at the pain in these parents' faces and you think of the communities that are impacted forever and the trauma they'll feel, the families, the first responders, the teachers, every single
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person who works in that school, the other children who survived. >> impacted forever is the way to describe it, the lives are lost forever and those families left behind, they will carry this for the rest of their lives, right? and we see a lot of flags lowered to half-staff. doesn't make a lot of difference. >> it doesn't. it is a symbol, but inevitably there are calls for action that seem to fall on deaf ears. some of those calls from action as we know coming from president biden last night, in a very emotional plea for change. >> as a nation we have to ask when in god's name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby? when in god's name will we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done? it never looked or felt like real food.
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president biden is calling on the country to turn its collective pain into political action. during his address to the nation last night, the president not only pleaded with congress to pass gun reforms, but he says there is so much more that needs to be done. of course, erica, not first time we heard that, biden himself was put in charge of a response after sandy hook ten years ago. >> yes. cnn's m.j. lee is at the white house this morning. you were on air force one when the president first learned about the shooting. when and how did he share that information? >> reporter: yeah, all of this unfolded as president biden was on air force one, traveling back from his five-day trip to asia. we and the press cabin actually learned about this when white house press secretary karine
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jean-pierre came back and said she had an update to share, and that's when she told us that the shooting had occurred, that the president had been briefed and as soon as he got back to the white house he intended to deliver a speech to the nation in the evening. that's when we decided to turn the tvs back on and saw cnn reporting on the horrific shooting and actually at that moment, in the afternoon, sometime around 5:00 p.m., the chirons were showing so many children had already been confirmed dead, and, of course, now this morning that number has gone up even more. now, we know that the president spent the rest of that flight being briefed by various advisers on what was going on the ground. the other thing he did, of course, was make that phone call to texas governor greg abbott to let him know he was ready to give him any kind of help that his state needed. we also know that he spent a part of that time on air force one drafting that speech that he ended up delivering last night where we saw him get visibly emotional, and frustrated as he
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found himself, again, in the position of calling for action on guns. >> beautiful, innocent, second, third, fourth graders. and how many scores of little children who witnessed what ha happened see their friends die as if they're in a battlefield for god's sake. as a nation we have to ask when in god's name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby? when in god's name will we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done? >> reporter: you know, the other thing that the president said in his speech was that he said he was struck during his flight back from asia that this kind of thing doesn't happen in other countries. that this is a uniquely american event, these kinds of mass shootings, and just to illustrate this to you guys, jim
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and erica, it was right before the president left for his trip to asia, you know he traveled to buffalo, new york, to try to console a grieving community there, because there had been a mass shooting at a supermarket. so his major foreign trip was basically book ended by these two mass shootings. just incredible how often these events are happening. and you guys mentioned earlier on that he had been a part of this task force, leading this task force after the sandy hook shooting and he was very disappointed then as vice president, but nothing major legislatively came out of that, and now ten years later here we are, he is president, and he is once again calling on congress to do something. >> where will he be asked to go next time, the sad question. m.j. lee at the white house. thanks so much. as we look at what is to come, there are questions about what happened in that timeline, what happened in that 30 minutes as we just learned from the fire
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the school and that they tried to get inside to engage and stop the 18-year-old gunman. but the shooter held them off with gunfire. at least two officers were shot, police then began trying to break windows and evacuate children and teachers. >> at that point the gunman entered a classroom, barricaded himself inside, and we learned it wasn't until a tactical law enforcement team arrived and we're now learning from t least 30 minutes later at that point is when authorities were able to forcibly enter the classroom, where they were met with gunfire, before shooting and killing the gunman. joining us now former deputy director of the fbi andrew mccabe. i'm just -- as we look at this, and understanding that we're still within this 24-hour
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window, of massacre happening, the details that we are getting about what the response was, and how that played out, when you hear those new details, i'm wondering what are your questions this morning based on what we do know and what we don't know? >> sure. so, erica, i think it is important to emphasize what you just said, that we really don't know with perfect clarit happened. this investigation will ultimately include the witness, you know, perspectives of the officers involved, to understand what they saw, what they did, what they thought they could accomplish in confronting this gunman and that's all going to be very important. as we learn more about the timeline, we understand that there was some sort of interaction with law enforcement, then the shooter barricades himself in the classroom and this period of time possibly 30 minutes goes by before they're able to enter. what stands out most to me is it
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is really -- it seems from those facts to be somewhat inconsistent with current law enforcement protocols, which call for a very quick entry by the first responding officers, you know this was a protocols that were developed in the wake shooting in 2007, to emphasize law enforcement the importance of getting whatever weapons, biggest, most effective weapons you have in front of that shooter as quickly as possible. now, there is many reasons, right, that they may have thought they couldn't make such an entry and we'll have to -- we're not passing judgment on what happened here, but it is an area of inquiry that i think folks will have to look very closely at. >> the reason for that change, andrew, right, was the idea that this is not a negotiation situation, right? given what we know about this. i suppose and what we learned
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post columbine, how unusual is it to have a situation like this where there is an engagement prior to the shooting, right, in other words, appears to have been a chase of some sort and engagement prior and if you were on the scene of a shooting like this and there had been engagement prior, how would that change, if at all, the way you would direct a response to this? >> well, personally, jim, i can't remember talking about another mass shooting, certainly another school shooting in which we had an interaction with law enforcement, and then a barricaded situation where the majority of the fatalities took place. i simply don't remember one. this seems unique in my experience. you know, part of those protocols that changed after virginia tech and columbine was to ensure that even patrol officers, not just tactical officers and s.w.a.t. officers, but patrol officers had long
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weapons, like ar-15s in their patrol cars for this purpose so that if confronted with a mass -- with an active shooter or mass casualty event, they would be heavily armed enough to present a strong defense. and the theory is you have to -- the -- we know that in most situations that fatalities all take place very quickly. a gunman arrives on the scene, surprises everyone, and starts killing before officers are able to respond. so once you get there, you are supposed to address that shooter with lethal force as quickly as you can to minimize the number of casualties. this is developing into what we see as apparently a much more complicated situation, so it is going to be important to know exactly what happened. >> you know, in terms of -- we talk about the training, we talk about how the training changed in the wake of columbine, in the wake of virginia tech.
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how often is that training revisited? >> very often, erica. the fbi and together with partners in dhs and other agencies, academic agencies, put together an elaborate training effort and really got this active shooter training out in front of thousands and thousands of law enforcement officers over the last decade. it is a regular part of law enforcement training, it is not just a one-time thing. these policies and procedures, response protocols, are really baked into law enforcement policies at this point. this isn't like something brand-new, it is really standard practice across the law enforcement community. now that community as we know is 18,000 different law enforcement agencies, over 800,000 sworn officers, so in any given department, you know, training can be very different. but active shooter response
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training is a core part of law enforcement training these days. >> listen, a lot we don't know, but there are some legitimate hard questions at this stage, andrew mccabe, thanks so much. >> that's right. thank you. all right, so here's the tally. there have been more mass shootings than days in the year 2022 so far. and this latest shooting in texas has lawmakers, some of them, calling for changes in gun laws at a federal level. of course not the first time we heard that. senator chris murphy, one of most vocal voices, joins us next after an emotional plea on the senate floor. >> why do you spend all this time running for the united states senate? why did you go through all the hassle of getting this job, of putting yourself in a position of authority if your answer is the slaughter increases as our kids run for their lives we do nothing?
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we are 145 days into 2022. we have seen more shootings than days. the latest horrific attack climbed the lives of 19 children. you've seen some of their faces already, and two teachers at robb elementary school in uvalde, texas. chris murphy who is a congressman representing newtown when 28 students and staff members were killed at sandy hook elementary in 2012 went to the floor again to plead with his colleagues to finally do something. >> what are we doing? why are you here? if not to solve ae
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existential as this. this isn't inevitable. these kids weren't unlucky. this only happens in this country. and nowhere else. nowhere else do little kids go to school, thinking they might be shot that day. nowhere else do parents have to talk to their kids as i have had to do about why they got locked into a bathroom and told to be quiet for five minutes just in case a bad man entered that building. nowhere else does that happen except here in the united states of america, and it is a choice. it is our choice to let it continue. >> senator murphy joins me now. those words struck me because my kids ask me the same question last night and this morning. they're scared. as i am. you say this is not inevitable, we have been here so many times before, and you had to give
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speeches like that before on the floor sadly. convince those listening now that congress' response may be different this time. can you? >> listen, i refuse to believe that this is inevitable. i refuse to believe we don't have agency, because we're the only country in the world in which this happens. there is no other high income nation in which children are sitting in school right now, worrying for their lives. that only happens to our kids in the united states. so is this congress going to pass something substantial? i can't guarantee you that. i'll try all day to try to find some compromise but this is up to voters. voters get to decide this. ask your candidates this fall, are you supportive of universal background checks, do you think 18-year-olds should have access to military-style assault weapons, and if they say yes, if they support the current law, if they don't support reform, don't send them back to congress. this is up to congress, but this is also up to voters as well. >> let me ask you think, though, because the democrats for last
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two years have controlled both the senate and the house and i'm well aware of filibuster rules, but also the white house. why haven't democrats been able to work out some compromise on an issue, for instance, such as background checks where there is some, i know perhaps not ten votes, but there is some support among republicans. why not? >> because we just don't have enough republican partners right now. i mean, jim, i spent all of last year bending over backwards trying to find a compromise with republicans. i sat down with one republican, and i sat down with another republican, and i could not get a compromise that could get more than two or three republicans. now, maybe that will change after yesterday. i've been talking all morning, all last night to my republican colleagues in the senate about some ideas that maybe can get 60 votes. but this is, you know, this say problem that has been endemic in the senate. we can't get enough republicans to join with us. on things that have 90% support among the american public, maybe that changes this week.
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>> have any of your republican colleagues called you in the last 12 hours and said, you know what, now's the time? has anyone said that to you? >> i mean, i've talked to several of my republican colleagues, we're working on some ideas right now. i can't say that i've gotten a call, you know, from republicans who historically have been against every change and told me that they had a change of heart, but i'm not giving up hope that that could happen. remember, we don't need 50 republicans. we only need 10 or 12 republicans. >> as you know, the conservative majority on this supreme court is very skeptical of gun regulations. are you confident that any new potential legislation passed by congress would survive court challenge? >> i am. but i don't know for how long. i mean, i certainly do worry that this supreme court may eventually decide that the second amendment, which really is originally about the regulation of militias, is
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absolute and that government can't pass any regulations on gun ownership. for the time being, though, heller is good law that allows congress to pass restrictions on assault weapons, or universal background checks. so right now i think there is no question that if we pass increased background checks that that's going to pass constitutional muster. >> we are already hearing the normal responses from those who support more gun freedom, not less. one is that no one gun law would prevent these shootings. what is your response? >> well, just because a ban on murder in this country doesn't prevent murders from happening, that doesn't mean we legalize murder, right? we know by making it illegal we reduce the likelihood that it happens. so by making it illegal for people to have 30 round magazines, that doesn't mean that no one will come in possession of 30 round magazine, but less people will. and there will be less mass
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shootings. so the idea that you can't prevent evil with a law doesn't mean we give up as a civilization. it means we keep on trying, knowing we'll never be perfect, but we can still save lives. >> another response, this is a mental health issue, it is not a gun issue. your response? >> we don't have more mental illness than any other nation in the world. there is no evidence that there are more mentally ill people here than in europe. the difference is when people have homicidal thoughts in the united states of america, they can walk down the street to a walmart, and get an assault weapon easier than they can buy a cat or a dog. there is more red tape involved in pet ownership in this country than there is in assault weapons ownership. the difference is not mental illness. the difference is that people who are having breaks with reality in the united states can get their hands on a weapon of mass destruction. >> the final other response, and by the way, we heard it last night, already on the airwaves
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within hours of the shooting, harden schools, arm the teachers. your response? >> doesn't feel like the problem yesterday was a lack of armed personnel at that school. in fact, there were plenty of people with guns at that school. and that shooter outgunned them that shooter made it inside the school, and unless you are literally planning on putting an army battalion at every school in this country, it only takes a handful of minutes for an individual with an assault weapon to kill 20 or 30 people. there is no way as we saw yesterday that you are going to be able to prevent these murders, simply by putting more weapons into schools, churches and shopping malls. >> oftentimes more murders than minutes in these shootings. that was the case in newtown as you know too well. senator chris murphy, thanks so much. and we appreciate you taking the time. >> thanks. we will have much more on our continuing coverage just after the break. you love rich, delicious ice cream.
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more than 20 families this morning faced with a jarring new reality. one georgia congresswoman knows all too well. her son was shot and killed and inspired much of what she wanted to do as a lawmaker. well, yesterday, the democrat won her primary for georgia's seventh congressional district and reaffirmed her commitment to gun control tweeting this is why after jordan's murder i made a promise to my son and to my family, our entire community that i would spend the rest of my life fighting to prevent more parents the heartbreak of losing
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a loved one. republican voters in georgia sending a message into this primary. the former president's political squabbles apparently not their main concern. the voters overwhelmingly supported incumbent governor brian kemp over trump-backed david purdue in the primary there to run for governor as the republican, kemp won the primary without kemp's support and stacy abrams. jeff zeleny joining us live from atlanta this morning. it was quite showing in georgia yesterday. what should we really be taking away from this moving? >> it showed, above all, there are limits to the grievance expressed for more than a year by former president donald trump. republican voters clearly sent a message here in georgia yesterday up and down the ballot that they are looking forward, they are looking ahead to the next elections. both in november and perhaps beyond that. they are not looking backward at the 2020 election. you saw that in the governor's
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race. some 52%. or 52 points. that is what governor brian kemp defeated former senator david purdue by, who, of course, was drawn into this race entirely the former president, entirely to try and avenge the big lie from 2020. but take a listen to governor kemp last night. he didn't mention trump, but he talked about the noise in the primary. >> even in the middle of a tough primary, conservatives across our state didn't listen to the noise. they didn't get distracted. they knew our record of fighting and winning for hard-working georgians. >> reporter: so this was the latest example of an endorsement from the former president. the third governor's race this month and a high profile situation where the former president's candidate lost. perhaps the most important loss last night in georgia, the secretary of state's race. brad rathens berger who all
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remember certified the election returns. turned down the trump request to find more votes for him, so he would win georgia. he won over congressman jody backed by the trump movement. he won by more than 50%. a runoff election as well. the same team that brian kemp and brad about ravens perger, a big loss for trump and republicans certainly looking forward. erica? >> jeff zeleny, appreciate it this morning, thank you. some positive news to report for you. more baby formula on the way from europe. parents nationwide, still struggling to find what they need. this is the second operation fly formula flight. aimed at helping to ease the shortage. more than 100,000 pounds of gerber goods start formula. the air base in germany this morning. once it arrives at dulles international airport later
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today, it's set to go to pennsylvania for distribution. the ongoing shortage certainly striking a nerve across the nation. golden state warriors guard lee had this to say about it in relation to the school shooting in texas. take a listen. >> it's sad, the world that we live in. we need to reform that, gun shootings shoot shootings shouldn't be easily accessible. that's unbelievable in this country we live in. >> easier to get a gun than baby formula. instead of planning summer vacation, 21 families are now forced to plan funerals after a gunman after walking into a texas elementary school and opened fire. we'll have the latest on the investigation in uvalde and the lives lost. stay with us after the special coverage continues after this break.
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