By Belle Carter
Another wave of anger and suffering reverberated through Uvalde on Tuesday, July 12, with the emergence of surveillance footage showing the inaction of law enforcement during the Robb Elementary School mass shooting.
The surveillance footage showed police officers in body armor just hanging around the school’s hallway while the gunman was killing 19 children and two teachers inside the fourth-grade classroom.
The footage published by the Austin American-Statesman is an 80-minute recording from a hallway camera inside the school. It showed Salvador Ramos, the gunman, entering the building with an AR-15 style rifle. A teacher was heard screaming, “Get down! Get in your rooms! Get in your rooms!”
Just minutes later, two officers approached the classrooms, then ran back amid the sounds of gunfire. About 20 minutes before police breached the room, the video showed a man wearing a vest that says “sheriff” using the hand sanitizer dispenser mounted on the corridor wall.
According to the Associated Press, the screams of children were redacted throughout the video.
Texas House Representative Dustin Burrows, who is leading the investigation, said that “watching the entire segment of law enforcement’s response, or lack thereof, is also important.”
The recording revived the distress and exasperation of the Texas city community and redoubled calls for accountability and explanations. Some residents at a Uvalde City Council meeting said they had not been able to bring themselves to watch it.
Jesus Rizo said the police are being paid with taxpayer dollars to protect people and they should not have “sat there” knowing that the children’s lives are in great danger.
“You could’ve saved some lives. You could have held somebody’s hand as they were dying,” he said.
Other members of the community demanded consequences for police and more information in an investigation marked by puzzling statements that had to be retracted at times.
“Give these families some closure,” said Daniel Myers, a pastor in Uvalde and family friend of one of the victims.
Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin said in an interview with AP that “this has been the most unprofessional investigation or handling of it that he has ever seen in his life.” He added: “These families get blindsided constantly.”
Learn to defend yourselves and your family
Parents and families have been questioning why the police took more than an hour to finally stop and kill Ramos. Uvalde families were left in angst as the cops just waited while children and teachers were getting murdered. (Related: Uvalde mass shooting proves that people can no longer trust the police to keep them safe.)
The Health Ranger Mike Adams emphasized the importance of firearms these days during an episode of “PrepWithMike.”
“When the police cannot help you, you are going to have to help yourself. If there is a mad shooter in a school or a mall or a grocery store these days, then it may come down to you and your efforts to defend innocent life. Perhaps before the police arrive, or even after they arrive if they refuse to do anything,” Adams said.
According to Adams, it’s very advantageous to have a pistol or rifle with a folding stock if you are trying to save lives and stop lunatic shooters. This, he said, is convenient to carry and can be easily deployed and folded.
The Health Ranger also pointed out the need to check local laws and keep everything legal.
“It’s not worth the hassle to try to buy or sell illegal guns or engage in illegal behavior like that. Keep it legal,” Adams said. “But even on the legal side, it is pretty amazing what you can get that works in self-defense. And all of these tools are owned by law-abiding Americans who are trying to stop violence and stop crazy people from hurting innocents.”
Moreover, he advised people who are considering getting handy pistols to get good training. “I’ve trained with a lot of cops, former military, U.S. Marines and special forces,” Adams related.
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Watch the full segment of “PrepWithMike” featuring folding pistols below.
This video is from the Health Ranger Report channel on Brighteon.com.