A lawmaker revealed at a hearing with victims’ families that the Uvalde school shooter in Texas wrote “LOL” in the blood of his victims on a classroom whiteboard.
State Rep. Joe Moody, D-El Paso, revealed the detail, in a hearing which considered a bill to raise the age to purchase certain semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21. The bill was introduced by state Rep. Tracy King, D-Uvalde, and specifies that the minimum age would be raised for purchases of a semi-automatic rifle with a detachable magazine and with a caliber greater than .22.
Almost a year ago 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, fatally shot nineteen students and two teachers at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. The shooting sparked a nationwide debate on gun control.