Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson Blames Rap Music & Video Games For Uvalde Shooting

Written by on May 26, 2022

This reads as if it was pulled from the front-page headline of a 1994 newspaper. For these of you who keep in mind through the Golden Period of Hip Hop when Rap was blamed for almost each violent incident in America, politicians would take to shops and Congress to debase the style. It would not appear that a lot has modified, no less than not for Texas Congressman Ronny Jackson who shifted the Uvalde school shooting conversation away from gun management and towards leisure.

Every time tragedies comparable to what occurred in Texas happen—the loss of 19 children and two of their lecturers by the hands of 18-year-old Salvador Ramos—there come weeks of finger-pointing as to who’s accountable. Rep. Jackson voiced his ideas throughout a latest interview.

Ronny Jackson
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“Our prayers and our ideas are with the households there,” mentioned Jackson. “It is simply unbelievable, an unbelievable evil.” He acknowledged that conversations concerning the Second Modification and gun management legal guidelines will come up, however he needed to deal with “how one thing like this [could] occur.”

“I grew up in a small city in West Texas, no an excessive amount of smaller than Uvalde, and I may by no means think about one thing like this occurring after I grew up, however after I grew up, issues had been completely different. There was a deal with household and neighborhood and church,” Jackson added. “We knew one another and I am not saying that the individuals in Uvalde do not know one another, however I believe that is been robbed from [us]. I believe that our tradition has modified over the past 30 to 40 years.”

“And I simply assume that youngsters are uncovered to every kind of horrible stuff these days, too. I look again and I take into consideration the horrible stuff that they hear after they take heed to Rap music, the video video games that they watch from a very early age with all of this horrible violence and stuff, and I simply assume that…they’ve this entry to the web regularly, which is simply not good for youths, I don’t assume.”

He then mentioned that nobody ought to be “pointing fingers an excessive amount of proper now.” Watch it under.

Supply: HotNewHipHop

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