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communion. >> full of life. >> reporter: 9-year-old elly garcia was just a week from her 10th birthday. >> sweetest girl you ever had a chance to meet. >> reporter: 10-year-old navaeh bravo. this is the pain of their loss. angel garza, who raised ann marie garza, wants you to know she tried to call 911 to save her classmates and teachers. >> she was the sweetest little girl who did nothing wrong. she always brushed her teeth, she was creative. she made things for us. she never got in trouble in
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school. >> reporter: lexi rubio loved sports, and at 10 years old, she dreamed of traveling the world. >> she wanted to go to australia. >> and she wanted to go to law school. at st. mary's. >> reporter: jackie's father called her a firecracker. posting his range of emotion. first at the freaking cowardly way his daughter was killed, it hurts to our souls. then a note to his daughter. be in peace with the rest of the angels, sweet heart. baby girl, we love you with all our hearts. ♪ ♪ at a community vigil last night in uvalde, the dead are mourned. they include teacher you remembera garcia, who was in her fifth year. both teachers died shielding students from gunfire. not lost here, the children still being treated in the hospital. a pediatric trauma director describes hem as critical but stable, wishing there were more
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lives she could save. >> i think that's what hit us the most, not of the patients that we did receive, but we are honored to treat them. but the patients we did not receive. that is the most challenging aspect of our job right now. >> reporter: the flores family was among those who rushed to hospitals in search of their children. it was their there jose flores, sr. lived the moment that would befall 21 families in this close knit community. >> i didn't get to see him any more. >> reporter: and jake, so much grief, loss, and frankly trauma for everyone involved. those who lost their lives, the families, and those recovering in the hospital. yesterday, we told you four patients remain here at university health. one of them now from authorities is 66-year-old atheelia, the
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gunman's grandmother. and those three little girls are being treated, being described as destructive wounds, large areas of their body missing. large areas of tissue missing from the body. i know that sounds graphic, but that is the reality of the trauma surgeons are dealing with, that these families and these little girls will be dealing with as they recover, from the physical and emotional scars. jake? >> lucy, thank you so much. appreciate it. new video shows parents yelling -- sorry. new video shows parents yelling, screaming at law enforcement officers, begging for them to do something, anything while the gunman was inside the elementary school in uvalde on tuesday. i want to play some of the video for you. just a warning, it is difficult to watch.
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>> cnn's ed lavandera is in uvalde where investigators are trying to pin down exactly what played out at the school. >> reporter: two days after the mass shooting at robb elementary, the story of what happened when the gunman arrived on the campus has fundamentally changed. >> there's a lot of possibilities. i don't have enough information to answer that question. >> reporter: the new details revealed in a bewildering press conference. >> can you explain how he was barricaded? >> i hear you. >> we've been given a lot of bad information. why don't you clear all of this up? >> reporter: as parts arrived at the scene of the shooting at robb elementary -- >> shooting, shooting, hitting the dirt on the floor. >> the bullets were hitting from
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where? >> i guess he was coming from the school this way. >> reporter: they were frustrated police wouldn't let them help save their children, despite safety procedures that keep people away from an active crime scene. >> dads were screaming, give me the vest, i'll go inside. people just wanted to get their kids. >> reporter: according to investigators, the gunman walked in unobstructed and was inside the school for almost an hour before police forced their way into a classroom and killed him. >> he went in at 11:40. he walked, and i'm going to proximate, 20 feet, 30 feet. he makes a right. he walks into the hallway. he makes a right. walks another 20 feet. turns left into a school room, into a classroom room that has doors open in the middle. >> we estimate 40 minutes to an hour. we're trying to establish how far were those officers inside the school? >> reporter: there was a standoff for close to half an hour after he fired on students
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and teachers at the school. >> as that gunman entered the hallway of the school, those police officers also followed right behind that shooter. at that point, there was gunfire exchanged. >> they were frustrated police couldn't let them help save their children, despite safety procedures that keep people away from an active crime scene. in all, more than 100 federal officers responded to the shooting. in addition to local police. for one young third grader, hiding from the gunman it seemed like even more. >> all we saw were thousands of police coming into the caf cafeteria. and we were all hiding behind the stain in the cafeteria when it happened. >> reporter: the uvalde school district did have a safety plan with a system in place to provide a safe and secure environment. 21 measures, including a lock door policy. >> we're still trying to establish if there was any kind of locking mechanisms from the
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inside of the classroom, because the gunman was able to barricade himself. >> reporter: the timeline of the massacre begins at 11:21 tuesday morning, according to text messages, ramos said he shot his grandmother and was heading to an elementary school. at 11:28, he is close to the school. >> he sees two witnesses at the funeral home across the street from where he wrecked. he engages and fires towards them. >> reporter: authorities say he climbed a fence, giving few details but revising earlier reports that he engaged with the school resource officer as he entered the campus. at 11:40, they say he was able to enter the school through an unlocked back door. >> he walked in unobstructed initially. he was not confronted by anybody, to clear the record on that. >> reporter: and jake, what is really frustrating families here in uvalde is just the dramatically changing story lines on what investigators are
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saying at this point. many people just clearly want answers. and the still outstanding question right now is from 11:44 on tuesday morning to 12:44 when the ordeal inside the school ended, what was happening during that time? what were officers doing? at one point officials said they bringing in s.w.a.t. team members and negotiators. why were they trying to negotiate with an active shooter? >> lots of questions. thank you very much. joining us now is phil mudd, a cnn counterterrorism analyst and retired sergeant dorsey who served with the l.a. police department. phil, i want to know what we know of the day. 11:28, the gunman crashes his car. 11:40k a.m., the gun mack gets into the school. 11:44, law enforcement make entry and go into the school, too. now after that, there's more than an hour gap where officers were evacuating other kids, calling for backup. at 1:06 p.m., the attack is
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reported to be over. so 90 minutes from the start of the attack till the shooter is dead. it doesn't seem as though they breached the classroom where these kids were until the very end. does this sound normal to you? >> it sounds like a long period of time. one of the e cans i have is whether the reports of people who went in there, the s.w.a.t. team members are consistent. there will be inconsistencies among unreliable witnesses. but the side by side question, jake, that we haven't talked about, you have that time gap. i want to know what the training was for responding to active shooter, and whether the actions of the individuals who went in did what they were required to do under training or else whether that gap was the result of them not applying their training. so there's the gap, and whether that gap corresponds to what they've been told to do in training exercises. jake, we just don't know the
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answer to that. >> sergeant, correct me if i'm wrong, but after columbine, police protocol changed. it used to be the tradition, if there was an active shooter, police would try to negotiate, et cetera. but after columbine, the g guidance changed and police were supposed to go in and stop the shooter. that does not appear to be what happened here. tell me if i'm wrong here. >> listen, i think part of the problem is, we assume when we talk about police departments that we're talking about large agencies, and we understand now that training is not uniform, it's not standardized. i heard reports that this is a very small department in uvalde. i think six officers, and that includes the police chief and a couple of detectives. so lord only knows what kind of training they may have had. so note to self police departments, while you may not have had a murder in your town or never dealt with an active shooter, you need to be proactive in your training and
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make sure your officers know how to respond. it sounds like they were rehiing on the response and assistance of nearby agencies to do this delicate tactical work that required as a result of the shooting. >> phil, what questions do you still have about this investigation? obviously, the shooting was just two days ago. what more are you wondering about that we haven't found out in terms of the actual shooter? >> boy, there's a lot that people aren't talking about that occurs to me after all the cases i watched. think of an individual in the middle of a spider web. that's what we used to call a pattern of life. that includes were there signs from the family? i heard little about what the family has said to investigators. let me give you another one. what his search patterns were on the internet and whether those search patterns changed over time. we don't know that. let me give you a big one that's unanswered. this individual on his 18th
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birthday, this individual who was not doing well in school and dropped out of a wendy's, had enough money to buy two weapons and to buy a boat load of ammunition. who gave him the money? and did that person or persons know anything about what he was going to do with that money. boy, there's a lot of stuff building, that web of life around this -- the shooter that we don't know yet, jake. >> sergeant, the gunman had no prior criminal history, no known mental health history. he legally bought his two ar-15 rifles. his grandfather said he didn't know he had guns. would a background check had stopped this? >> if that information was known. i would imagine the grandmother, who got shot in the face by this individual, knows that he has some issues with anger management. where are the parents in all of this? while there is no record of
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criminality and no reports of mental illness, i don't think that's a factor, i can imagine that there are certainly plenty of instances of him being incorrigible, no threat for authority, he dropped out of school. somewhere there needs to be a list made of folks like that, who does rise to the level of insanity or criminality, but would give background investigators pause before they just give them two ar-15s and a boat load of ammunition. >> thanks so both of you. a few hundred miles away from uvalde, the nra convention is set to start storm, with some high profile politicians in attendance. plus -- >> am i supposed to just leave all the flags at half-mast? >> the new york governor will joining us, talking about her plan to combat gun violence. and a live look at the 21 wooden crosses standing outside robb elementary school in uvalde, representing the 21 lives cut short by that gunman.
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topping our politics lead in new york, governor cathy hochul is proposing a slew of new actions to affect gun laws, including raising the legal age to purchase a firearm from 18 to 21. she's also proposing state police do daily check-ins at schools until the end of the school year. she says it's time to harness the anger and pain and act. >> i'm asking myself as gove governor -- am i supposed to just leave all the flags at
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half-mast? they're still at half-mast from buffalo. >> and she joins us now. thanks for joining us, governor. let me ask you about the fact that new york state has a red flag law on the books, but it woefully failed to be used to stop the buffalo shooter before his deadly rampage. the school, his family, law enforcement, mental health clinicians, no one escalated their concerns about this young man by going to court, even though there were concerns. he had written about a murder/homicide. there's a report he decapitated the family cat. what needs to change? you have that law -- it's not obviously your fault, but that law could have been used yet it wasn't. >> jake, you're absolutely right. we're watching the stories of parents who are in disbelief, they're in shock. and his parents were just so stunned along with them that
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this could happen to little 10-year-olds and it happened in buffalo. we're still burying people from the buffalo massacre that happened ten minutes from where i live. yes, we are examining every element of the investigation. the federal government has taken over the investigation to find out what happened, why the red flag law wasn't activated in this case, because there was evidence that surfaced later. so that is a shortcoming. but also this individual would not have been able to have this mass execution if he wasn't able to get his hands on high capacity magazine cartridges across the border in pennsylvania from where he lives. we also have to focus on what's going on nationally. we can pass all of the laws we want to protect people, and we will also have to deal with the social media influence. that's another topic we're leaning hard into. but there have been a number of failures, but one of the
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failures is the inability of congress to give us national laws that we can use so other states are not thwarting our hard efforts in the state of new york to protect new yorkers. so there was a failure on in levels, jake. it's not acceptable. >> new york state has a minimum age of 21 to have a hand gun. in fact, i think that's a national regulation. you want to raise the age of any purchase of any gun to 21. do you think you can pass that kind of law for long guns, for ar-15s? and do you think it will survive court challenges? >> right now, we're looking at the ar-15, the same weapon that was purchased by an 18-year-old in new york and in texas. so when you think about the fact that an 18-year-old can go out on their birthday and buy an assault weapon that should be used on battlefields, and they can't even buy a beer at the corner bar, something is wrong with our system.
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that age, between 18 and 21, as we are seeing from these last two cases, seems to be a time when common sense would dictate that we have laws that say you cannot buy a weapon. and when we do buy that weapon, i want there not to be just the ability to purchase these weapons, the semiautomatics, the ar-15s, where is the background check? there should be national background checks. we do background checks in new york. i want to make sure there are background checks being executed in these cases, as well. a background check needs to go deep. it has to have an opportunity to talk to your neighbors, have an fbi background checks mental health examination. and now we need to focus on social media, where people often will telegraph their intent but it's not being captured. that's a conversation we need to have with the social media platforms that are allowing these posts to continue, whether it's the manifesto that was used in buffalo, whether it's the conversations that the shooter
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the national rifle association begins its annual convention in houston tomorrow, just days after 19 children and two teachers were murdered with guns at an elementary school in
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the same state. former president donald trump, republican governor greg abbott and senator ted cruz are expected to speak, despite criticism from some that meeting right now is especially inappropriate, due to safety concerns with the former president in attendance, the secret service will not let attendees bring firearms inside. this is not the first time the nra has pushed ahead with a convention in the same state as a recent school massacre. >> with all due respect, you should not come. >> reporter: the nra defiantly unyielding. >> it would be respectful for the families, who are planning funerals for their children not to come. >> reporter: releasing a statement, calling the shooting evil, but pushing ahead to kick off their annual conference in houston tomorrow, only three days and 300 miles from the site of the mass shooting in uvalde. >> i think it's shameful for any politician to attend this conference.
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>> reporter: former president donald trump will give the headline address, with a roster of high profile republicans like senator ted cruz, south dakota governor christy nome, and texas governor greg abbott scheduled to speak. >> we're living moment to moment right now. my heart, my head, and body are in uvalde right now. >> reporter: this moment similar to days after the columbine shooting, which killed 13 people in 1999. the nra's conference that year was also scheduled shortly after, and just miles away in nearby denver. a private audio recording since obtained by npr revealing the tense deliberation within the top brass of the nra whether to cancel or pair down the events. >> we're going to have media running through the exhibit halls with kids handling
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firearms. >> reporter: that decision shaping the nra's response to mass shootings ever since. leading to this provocative moment the following year. >> from my cold dead hands! >> reporter: all this comes as the nra is facing a slew of other financial and legal problems. in march, the new york state supreme court blocked an effort to dissolve the organization, but allowed a lawsuit from the democratic new york attorney general to go forward. the suit accusing the nra's leadership of violating laws governing nonprofit groups, using millions for personal use in tax fraud, alleging "dwreed, self-dealing and lax financial oversight at the highest levels of the nra." the nra sticks by their claim that they always operate in the best interest of members. in january 2021, the nra filed for bankruptcy, which was
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dismissed last may for not having been filed in good faith. revelations that the nra president used a friend's yacht for free after the sandy hook shootings in 2012 and the packland shooting in 2018. and at least three musicians who were set to perform at the nra convention this weekend have now canceled. one of them, don mclain, saying it would be hurtful to perform. and larry gatlin saying he cannot perform this weekend either. >> interesting. thank you so much. to ukraine next. cnn goes into the trenches with ukrainian forces relying on u.s. weapons to push back the russians. stay with us.
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♪ walk a mile in my shoes ♪ in our world lead, the biden administration is preparing to step up the wind of weaponry it's giving to ukraine. multiple officials say the u.s. is sending advanced, long-range rocket systems that are thousand the top request from ukrainian
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officials. cnn's nick paton walsh finds a new vantage point where ukrainian soldiers have a surprisingly positive outlook. >> reporter: putin would leave little of what he claims to liberate. an artillery duel has been raging for days. up on high, in a position we were asked not to reveal, these ukrainian troops dug in and have a clear view of the damage below. but also their enemy. so the russians are just a kilometer on the brow of this hill in that direction. this unit, only here two days but have already destroyed a russian tank. yes, they play to the kamras. but it's pretty clear up here their morale is sky high.
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they are exposed, but ready. keen to show off actually gleeful at the international menu of weapons they've been sent. almost a silly amount. these swedish anti-tank munitions. of course, a british n-law. and then from out of the grass, a german one, which they particularly like. a polish grenade. no training on them, just practical use, they joke. giving them the widest experience of anti-tank weapons in europe. raiding also what the russians left. thermal optics. and a soviet era anti-tank weapon that they wind up like a telephone. >> boom! >> reporter: yet still the
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russians persist. even as the prisoners these troops have taken have revealed how young the soldiers they're fighting are. >> reporter: in the village below, the endless shelling is flushing the remaining life out. this woman said telling me her name would make no difference.
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>> reporter: they really don't know where they'll go or what, if anything, they can come back to. just that life has no space left here. now, jake, while you see troops there on high to the north of where i'm standing, where certainly ukraine is holding some positions, it's a very different story here in the donbas. two key places so vital to the fight back in 2014, which russia now appears, even by ukrainian official accounts, to be seeing some success. territory retaken at a base we haven't seen in this war.
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jake? >> nick paton walsh reporting from the frontlines literally in ukraine. thank you for that report. coming up, oklahoma's governor just signed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the entire united states. how critics are tying that law to the shooting in uvalde. stay with us. that's why y we build technoloy that h helps everyone come to the table and do more incredible things. ♪ ♪ dad: hey boss. you okay? son: i said i'm fine. ♪ put me to bed ♪ ♪ see you ithe morning ♪ ♪ with thfrosted ♪ ♪ superman, b it wasn't honest ♪ ♪ and we lost it ♪ ♪ m.i.a., m.i.a., m.i.a. ♪ ♪ where you at ♪ ♪ ándale, m.i.a., ahhh ♪ dad: hey son. son: hey pop. dad: you know you can talk to me. son: yeah.
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tie this bill and others like it to recent mass shootings. take a listen. >> i have to say, as a pastor that i would like to hear where some of my pro life friends are on this issue. 19 babies died. 19 babies died yesterday. >> let's discuss. paul begala is a democratic strategist. what do you make of warnock's strategy, talking about anti-abortion individuals, he's suggesting they care more about babies in the womb than kids once they're born. >> because of what happened in uvalde, everybody is thinking about that. he is a pastor. i'm sure he's had to minister to families who faced gun violence. so i respect and understand that. i would extend it. i wouldn't talk just about guns or even at all about guns. oklahoma is 40th in maternal mortality. 33rd in infant mortality.
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they do a terrible job of taking care of the babies there. violent crime is up under this republican governor, test scores are down. so it's fair to say, are you taking care of the children you have already? i understand guns is on everybody's minds, but infant mortality are each more relevant to an abortion debate than guns are. >> unfortunately, violent crime is up everywhere. i think we're dealing with an increasingly national problem on that. i think that it's to ttally fai to ask pro lifers to come up with our best idea for how to improve safety. it's going to be an argument, because there is disagreement about the specific measures that people are talking about, whether they would work, whether their costs would be. >> i think at least now you're having a serious sitdown about the gun issue on capitol hill,
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which we haven't had in years and years. joe manchin said this feels different somehow. >> he did also say that in 2018. >> you took the words right out of my mouth. >> margaret, senator warnock of georgia is not the only one who is thinking about priorities in the world. i want you to take a listen right now to golden state warriors forward and guard damian lee who talked about the uvalde shooting in another interesting way. take a listen. >> it's sad the world that we live in. we need, you know, to reform that. guns shouldn't be easily accessible. it's easier to get a gun than baby formula right now. unbelievable. >> i think it's just all part of what kind of world are we in? >> this is something that we've been reporting on at axios this week. think of all the different
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pressures and fears that parents have been facing one wave after the next. covid, inflation, baby formula, it's shootings, right? how will all of this play out as a political issue? we thought this was going to be a year where covid and inflation were the driving issues. now two of the most polarizing issues, gun rights and abortion rights, are going to share the stage with these two issues, and it is going to shake up the political landscape. but in the immediate future, there is a moment of theoretical potential very fragile potential for bipartisan compromise in about a week and a half to get something done. >> maybe cornyn and blumenthal are working on, and murphy and lindsey graham. >> but these are common sense things by the way that could have been done 20 years ago. red flag laws, background checks.
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these are things they've been talking about, and suddenly, 19 babies as the senator was saying, are urd maniered. and it feels different as joe manchin says. it should have felt different after parkland and newtown. >> what's different of the radicalization of the republican party on the gun issue. clinton signed the brady bill with ronald reagan's support and 54 house republicans voted for it, 17 senate republicans voted for it. the parade brady bill was a bac law -- >> and they also banned some forms of assault weapons. >> banned high capacity magazines. when they were in law for ten years, mass shootings went down 37%. when they were allowed to expire in the bush administration, they went up 183%, mass shootings. so we know that these laws can
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work. they can't solve everything. i think the people in the republican party say we have to look at mental health. they're right. they talk about our culture, they're right. but we're also right that sensible gun safety laws work. we know that. and republicans used to support them, at least>> run away from well. i mean, you had in 2013 a democratic senate, democratic president, and the senate was only able to get 40 votes for a renewed assault weapons ban because a lot of democrats concluded it didn't have much of an effect. even if it did, they were afraid of the politics of the issue. >> i am sure you guys are hearing from your friends in places like scotland, ireland, england, australia where there were mass shootings and then the government did something that is difficult to imagine ever happening here, stockpiling, buying back, banning confiscating guns. i want you to take a listen to a
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sky news reporter asking republican senator tom ced cruz gun violence is so bad in the united states. >> why does this only happen in your country? i really think that's what many people around the world just cannot fathom. why only in america? why is this america exceptionalism so awful? >> you know, i am sorry you think american exceptionalism is awful. >> this aspect of it. you got your political agenda. god love you. >> why is america the only country that faces this kind of mass shootings? >> you can't answer that can you? >> why do people come from all over the world in america. it's the free exist safest country on earth. >> it may be the freest, may be -- >> stopping a propagandist. >> there are two senators in texas. i think in the momentis the other senator from texas -- >> john cornyn. >> i know his name. we are all going to be watching
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the next week or two. cornyn is not going to go ahead with his plan with the nra. he is the one who democrats say we want to talk to him. cornyn potentially has the ability, the bar is low, to bring together some combination of background check and red flag. and i think what's different about this moment, i think there is a difference. it happened in texas. in florida, where rick scott is the head of the senatorial committee, there is a red flag law and he is open to a federal red flag law. >> and they also raised the age in florida after parkland to 21. >> it wasn't that long ago, remember, that donald trump actually had those parkland families to the white house and almost cut a deal, almost cut a deal, and then he invited the nra in next day, remember that? and that deal came off the table. >> thanks to all. sunken cars and both re-emerging as one of the key reservoirs
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attorney's office to pursue justice for everyone. but like so many of my colleagues, i resigned in protest because chesa boudin interfered in every single case and failed to do his job. the office is absolutely in disarray right now. chesa dissolved my unit prosecuting car break-ins. now criminals flock to san francisco because there are no consequences. we can't wait. recall chesa boudin now.
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welcome to the situation room. we have breaking news. our earth matters series a weekly update from the u.s. drought monitor shows drought conditions cover 11% of california, up from under 1% last week. bill weir has the latest on all this. what do the drastic numbers mean for california and other western states? >> well, one correction. no offense, jake, off the top. 11 te 11% of the entire western united states. 60% of california. what that means, obviously, is a long hot thirsty summer and beyond.
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they got a bunch of snow in december and then january, february march were-the driest on record. worst 22 years in 1,200 years we know from studying tree rings. also the colorado compact was written in the '20s between the seven states and mexico after one of the wettest period ever. this water has been overpromised from the beginning and now it's getting to the point where the reckoning is coming in for tens of millions of people in those desantis. >> i appreciate the correction. >> i appreciate the correction. >> the water level in lake mead dropped to its lowest point ever this week. it could drop another 12 feet this fall and now water restrictions are being put into place? >> exactly. this is the scariest stuff because last august water officials said worst-case scenario by, you know, this time may of '22, memorial day, it will be at 1057 feet above sea level. it's 1049 now. it could go down to 1008 by
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2023. that's 41 feet blow nassau which is the worst-case scenario. this will teier up. california will see 5% restriction in droughts. arizona is already seeing a restriction of enough water to supply 1.5 million homes for a year. the people tasting that pain are farmers, alfalfa farmers, but eventually folks who have big lawns in beverly hills are probably going to have to rethink the wisdom of that in the desert. you know, it's whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting, is the old saying attributed to mark twain. we are going to see how communities decide to divvy up the stuff of life, literally. >> and scientists think that this is directly a result of man made climate change, yes? >> yeah. i mean, droughts come and go, but this is on steroids as a result of we have completely change the chemistry of the skies and the oceans.
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>> disappointing news. depressing. thanks so much. follow me on facebook, instagram, twitter. if you miss an episode, always listen to our podcast wherever you get your podcasts. our coverage continues now with one mr. wolf blitzer. he is right next door in a place i like to call the situation room. happening now, police reveal the texas school gunman was not confronted by anybody before he entered the building through an apparently unlocked door and remained inside for about an hour until he was killed. authorities facing growing questions and criticism over their response to the massacre. new video shows frantic parents being held back by police during the shooting pleading for action as they heard shots ring out. one victim's father says he and others wanted to storm the school to, quote, get our babies