Moment: Emotional Steve Kerr calls for gun reform after Texas school shooting

A tweet sent by governor of Texas Greg Abbott urging Texans to buy more guns has resurfaced following the school massacre in the state.

In 2015, the Republican politician shared an article comparing the number of firearm purchases in different states in America and bemoaned Texas for being in second place.

He wrote: "I'm EMBARRASSED: Texas #2 in nation for new gun purchases, behind CALIFORNIA. Let's pick up the pace Texans."

Some seven years later, a shooter killed 19 children and two adults when he opened fire at Robb Elementary School, a primary school in South Texas.

The 18-year-old suspect had a handgun, an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and high-capacity magazines, investigators say and the teenager is also suspected of shooting his grandmother.

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In a speech from the White House, US President Joe Biden said he was "sick and tired" of responding to mass shootings, as he called for gun control.

"How many scores of little children who witnessed what happened - see their friends die, as if they're in a battlefield, for God's sake," he said. "They'll live with it the rest of their lives."

And Abbott said: "Texans are grieving for the victims of this senseless crime & for the community of Uvalde. Cecilia & I mourn this horrific loss & urge all Texans to come together. I've instructed @TxDPS & Texas Rangers to work with local law enforcement to fully investigate this crime."

Maybe owning guns isn't the best idea after all.

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