Niki kumbuka nikiwa 18 venye I had so many perceived enemies…ninge wa mada kama ninge kuwa na gun… some people only have adult bodies but akili ni ya watoto…it’s not about age but qualifications and maturity
Jon Voight has called for “proper qualifications” for gun ownership and said that America “must not allow mental illness to take away our right to bear arms.”
On Tuesday (May 24), an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School, which teaches children aged seven to 10. Texas Governor Greg Abbott confirmed that the suspect was later shot dead by responding law enforcement officials.
19 children and two teachers were killed in the attack. It marked the deadliest school shooting in the US since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting back in 2012, and is the nation’s third-deadliest school shooting in history.
In a video titled “My Soul Cries for All Lost”, which he posted to social media on Saturday (May 28), Voight said: “We must do something about these horrors that are taken out on innocent beings, humans who each have lives and years of life that they’re supposed to live.”
“They’ve been taken down by insanity,” the Midnight Cowboy actor continued. “These beings had been bullied, and they take out their disturbances, their grief, their horror on innocent souls. It’s not about left, right. Guns, no guns. This is about brains that are dysfunctioning. This is mental.”
Authorities have said the 18-year-old gunman legally purchased the AR-15 type firearm used in the Uvalde school shooting, and a second one like it last week, just after his birthday. According to the [I]Associated Press[/I], Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the shooter had no known criminal or mental health history.
Voight, who has appeared in movies such as Varsity Blues, National Treasure, Pearl Harbor, Transformers and many more, went on to defend gun rights in his video message.