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Taylor Swift breaks Twitter hiatus to express grief over Texas elementary school shooting

Taylor Swift broke her months-long hiatus on Twitter to express her anguish over the deadly shooting that took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

A gunman, Salvador Ramos, 18, entered the campus Tuesday morning and opened fire on unsuspecting students and faculty, killing 19 children and two teachers.

Ramos was eventually shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent following a shootout with Texas law enforcement officers.

‘Full of rage and pain, and so devastated by the murders in Uvalde. For Buffalo, Laguna Woods and so many others,” wrote Swift, 32, who shared a speech given by Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr about the tragedy.

Heartbreak: Taylor Swift broke her months-long Twitter hiatus to express her heartbreak over the deadly shooting that took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas;  Taylor photographed in 2021

Heartbreak: Taylor Swift broke her months-long Twitter hiatus to express her heartbreak over the deadly shooting that took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas; Taylor photographed in 2021

‘For the ways in which we as a nation have conditioned ourselves to unfathomable and unbearable anguish.

“Steve’s words ring so true and profound,” the Grammy Award winner concluded.

Kerr tearfully delivered his impassioned plea for gun control before his team’s game at the Dallas Mavericks’ home stadium in Dallas, Texas. The arena is located just under four hundred miles away from Uvalde.

‘When are we going to do something? I’m tired. I am so tired of coming up here and offering condolences to the devastated families out there. I’m so tired’, the coach began, adding that he too was ‘tired of moments of silence’.

He went on to reference the bipartisan Background Check Act, better known as HR8, and how it remains in limbo despite being passed by the House in 2019.

'Full of rage and pain, and so devastated by the murders in Uvalde.  For Buffalo, Laguna Woods and so many others,” wrote Swift, 32, who shared a speech given by Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr about the tragedy.

‘Full of rage and pain, and so devastated by the murders in Uvalde. For Buffalo, Laguna Woods and so many others,” wrote Swift, 32, who shared a speech given by Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr about the tragedy.

HR8 would require a background check for every firearms sale, according to Invoice Tracking 50.

Kerr stated that “50 senators right now” are refusing to vote on the bill because they want to “stay in power.”

He continued: ‘Are you going to put your own desire for power ahead of the lives of our children, our elderly and our parishioners? Because that’s what it looks like. It’s what we do every week.

Horror: A gunman, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos (pictured), entered Robb Elementary School Tuesday morning and opened fire on unsuspecting students and teachers, resulting in the deaths of 19 children and two teachers.

Horror: A gunman, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos (pictured), entered Robb Elementary School Tuesday morning and opened fire on unsuspecting students and teachers, resulting in the deaths of 19 children and two teachers.

Ramos was eventually shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent following a shootout with Texas law enforcement officers;  Law enforcement officers seen talking together outside Robb Elementary School after the mass shooting

Ramos was eventually shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent following a shootout with Texas law enforcement officers; Law enforcement officers seen talking together outside Robb Elementary School after the mass shooting

Like Kerr, Swift has expressed her support for gun control in recent years.

In March 2018, the Lover singer shared an image of the logo for the March for Our Lives, a student-led gun control rally that followed tragic high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, which resulted in the deaths of 17 people.

‘No one should have to go to school for fear of gun violence. Or to a disco. Or to a concert. Or to a cinema. Or to your place of worship,” Swift wrote alongside the post.

Using her voice: Like Kerr, Swift has expressed support for gun control in recent years;  Swift photographed in 2021

Using her voice: Like Kerr, Swift has expressed support for gun control in recent years; Swift photographed in 2021

Support: In March 2018, the Lover singer shared an image of the logo for the March for Our Lives, a student-led gun control rally that followed the tragic high school shooting in Parkland, Florida that resulted in death of 17 people.

Support: In March 2018, the Lover singer shared an image of the logo for the March for Our Lives, a student-led gun control rally that followed the tragic high school shooting in Parkland, Florida that resulted in death of 17 people.

He then revealed that he had “made a donation to show my support for students, the March For Our Lives campaign, everyone affected by these tragedies, and to support gun reform.”

“I am so touched by the students at Parkland High School, the faculty, by all the families and friends of the victims who have spoken out, trying to prevent this from happening again.”

Although she has used her platform to support various political and social justice movements in recent years, Swift has been accused of previously taking an apolitical stance on hot-button issues.

Past silence: Although she has used her platform to support various political and social justice movements in recent years, Swift has been accused of previously taking an apolitical stance on hot-button issues;  Swift photographed in 2019

Past silence: Although she has used her platform to support various political and social justice movements in recent years, Swift has been accused of previously taking an apolitical stance on hot-button issues; Swift photographed in 2019

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