Andy Murray, the two-time Wimbledon champion from the United Kingdom, said he was “furious” about the mass killing in Uvalde, Texas, and that a survivor’s depiction of the incident was comparable to his own experience in the 1996 Dunblane massacre in Scotland.
Last week, an 18-year-old gunman invaded an elementary school in Texas, killing 19 children and two instructors with a semi-automatic weapon.
The attack, which comes only ten days after a ten-person shooting in Buffalo, New York, has reignited a long-running national debate over gun legislation in the United States.
“It’s quite upsetting, and it irritates you.” “I believe there have been over 200 mass shootings in the United States this year, and nothing has changed,” Murray remarked. “I’m not sure what you’re talking about…
My impression is that you will do something different at some point. You can’t keep buying more firearms and having more guns in the country to solve the problem. “I’m not sure how that solves the problem.” But I could be mistaken. Let’s try something new to see if we can achieve a different result.”
Murray grew raised in Dunblane and was a student at the local primary school when a shooter opened fire, murdering 16 students and a teacher before turning the pistol on himself. It is the deadliest mass shooting in the contemporary history of the United Kingdom.
Murray told the BBC, “I heard something on the radio the other day and it was a child from that school.”
“A teacher came out and waved all of the students under tables and told them to go hide when I was at Dunblane, and I had a similar experience.”
And it was a child repeating the same narrative about how she had gotten through it.
“They were telling that as small children, they went through these drills… How? How is it normal for children to have to go through drills in the event that a gunman enters a school?”