Sky News Australia host Piers Morgan criticized Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s response to the Uvalde school shooting, arguing that more guns or more guards may not always be the solution to these “endless massacres”.
Salvador Ramos barged into the classroom at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde Tuesday morning and fired multiple times with two AR-style rifles he had purchased legally just days after his 18th birthday.
The Texas gunman barricaded himself inside a fourth-grade classroom before opening fire, killing 19 children and two teachers, law enforcement authorities revealed.
Speaking to reporters in Washington, Cruz called for more armed security in schools.
“We know from past experience that the most effective tool for keeping children safe is armed campus law enforcement,” he said Wednesday.
Morgan said that while he agreed that schools should have increased security, it is clear that “more guns or more guards” may not always be the solution.
“The Texas shooter was attacked by an armed school guard even before he entered; the guard was shot and Ramos continued his attack,” he said.
“So the answer to these endless massacres may not always be simply more guards or more guns, which are now the number one killer of American children, surpassing car accidents. Think about it.
“Texas already has about twice as many registered guns as any other state in the US, over a million of them are registered, but guns didn’t stop this tragedy, they caused it.”