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Mom who survived previous mass shooting interrupts Nashville broadcast to make emotional plea

Ali Condon

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Mom who survived previous mass shooting interrupts Nashville broadcast to make emotional plea

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A mother who says she survived a mass shooting interrupted broadcasts on the devastating Nashville school shooting to make an emotional plea.

News casters who had gathered outside Covenant School where three adults and three children were shot and killed on Monday morning (27 March) were asked: "Aren't you guys tired of covering this?"

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The woman, named Ashbey Beasley, says she and her son are survivors of the Highland Park mass shooting that took place on July 4, 2022, and has been lobbying for stricter gun legislation ever since.

Emotions were high in the wake of a devastating school shooting in a private Christian elementary school on Monday that resulted in the death of six people, including three nine-year-old children.

Beasley walked up to news cameras at the end of a press conference to get her message across once and for all.

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While some news stations cut their live broadcast when Beasley started speaking, others kept rolling.

"Aren't you guys tired of covering this?" she asks.

"Aren't you guys tired of being here and having to cover all of these mass shootings?

"I'm from Highland Park, Illinois. My son and I survived a mass shooting over the summer.

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"I am in Tennessee on a family vacation with my son, visiting my sister-in-law.

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Credit: BBC

"I have been lobbying in D.C. since we survived a mass shooting in July. I have met with over 130 law-makers. How is this still happening? How are our children still dying and why are we failing them?

"Gun violence is the number one killer of children and teens, it has overtaken cars."

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She continued: "I'm pretty sure this was an unsecured weapon that this teenager got a hold of.

"We can't even pass safe storage laws in this country to protect kids from getting a hold of weapons that they shoot each other with.

"Aren't you guys tired of this? Aren't you sick of it? We have to do something.

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Credit: BBC
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"We all have to call our law makers and we have to make our law makers make change now, or this is going to keep happening and it's going to be your kid, and your kid, and your kid. It's just a matter of time."

A shooter, identified by police as Audrey E. Hale, walked into the Covenant Elementary School on Monday with two assault-style weapons and a handgun before taking six lives.

The victims have been identified as Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all nine years old, and Cynthia Peak, 61, Katherine Koonce, 60, and Mike Hill, 61.

The shooter has since been shot and killed by police.

This week's incident marks the 89th school shooting in the US this year alone.

Topics: News, US News, Gun Crime

Ali Condon
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