- A man makes a drastic decision after the Uvalde shooting.
- Ben Beers gives his weapons to the authorities for them to destroy.
- The father’s message went viral on TikTok.
An 18-year-old man opened fire last week at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 19 kids, officials said. It was the deadliest school shooting in the last decade, another horrifying moment for a country marked by massacres. Now, after the brutal incident, a man does the unthinkable.
Salvador Ramos killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school and barricaded himself in a classroom where he “shot everyone who got in his way,” an official said Wednesday, describing the latest in a horrific series of mass murders in churches, schools and businesses in the United States.
After Texas school shooting, man makes a big decision
After the brutal massacre at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, a man decided to do the unthinkable, according to El Sol de Puebla. An Oregon man went viral on TikTok after announcing that he had handed over his weapons to the police.
This was done with the intention of having them destroyed in order to avoid a yet another tragedy like the one that occurred at the Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Although, many gun owners wouldn’t dream of giving up their weapons, Ben Beers decided to make a statement for change.
The gun control debate is renewed after the Uvalde massacre
Almost a week after the brutal massacre occurred, many people are talking about gun control measures and many believe that legislation is urgently needed to prevent people from acquiring guns so easily in the United States.
Well, according to Daily Mail, as soon as Salvador Ramos turned 18 on May 16, he hurried to buy two AR-15 rifles and more than three hundred rounds of ammunition. He bought everything at a store called Oasis Outback in Uvalde, 10 minutes from his grandmother’s house. Filed Under: American Family Hands Over Guns.
An Oregon man gives his guns to police to be destroyed
The brutal attack on May 24, which has become the second worse in the last 10 years, has reopened the gun control debate, particularly regarding assault weapons. Well, innocent people lost their lives at the hands of a young armed man who perpetrated a brutal massacre in Uvalde.
Given this, a 37-year-old father named Ben Beers, originally from Hillsboro, Oregon, made the decision to hand over his weapons — two AR-15-type rifles and a 9 mm pistol — to the local police in order to have them destroyed by the authorities. Filed Under: American Family Hands Over Guns.
Ben Beers’ video went viral immediately
Ben Beers shared a message pointing out that his decision is based on what happened at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Despite the fact that his action will not affect what anyone else does with their guns, he hopes that his actions will make some people think.
“I don’t want them (guns) anymore, I know this won’t change the legislation or anything that involves the gun culture in America. I hope that America can wake up because no other country has the problems that we have with gun culture, annihilation and gun violence. Amend the constitution, amend the legalization,” said the family man in a TikTok video. Filed Under: American Family Hands Over Guns.
Beers seeks to contribute to society by giving up his guns
Ben’s video was published on his account @benji5811 and it went viral right away. The video shows some images of his guns in the back of his vehicle. You can also see the Hillsboro police station where he delivered them.
“I can’t even find a PlayStation 5, but I can go to the store and buy a Glock. I’m aware that I could have made thousands of dollars from this (selling his weapons instead of destroying them), but that’s the problem. (Guns) already have too much economic impact in this country. It’s already a great source of income and that’s the root of the problem,” Beers told KGW television. TO SEE THE VIDEO CLICK HERE Filed Under: American Family Hands Over Guns.
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