Then there is Survivors Empowered, which not only has a rapid response team to help victims and survivors of mass shootings - they showed up in Santa Fe - and also started a campaign of billboard shaming against politicians they feel are beholden to the gun lobby.
The Astros held a moment of silence before Friday's game and flew the Texas flags at half-staff in honor of the victims and their families. There were the usual blood drives and fundraisers for funeral expenses, and it seemed as if every church and bank sign in town was offering a single message: Pray for Santa Fe.
Wall said that the district will later provide additional information to students on academics, campus activities and end of the year procedures.
The most effective breach in the bloviation came from the Houston police chief, Art Acevedo, who wrote a Facebook post that went viral, taking on "the elected officials that ran to the cameras today, acted in a solemn manner, called for prayers, and will once again do absolutely nothing". The killing of 10 people at a high school is unquestionably evil, but so is the inaction of Congress, controlled by Republicans, as more than 1,600 mass shootings have taken place in the United States since the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. He has not entered a plea to the charges of capital murder of multiple people and aggravated assault on a public servant.More news: Manchester attack: City remembers arena bomb victims
After 17 people were shot dead at a Parkland, Florida high school in February, lawmakers in that southeastern state approved new, albeit limited, gun restrictions.
Some gun rights proponents in Texas have embraced the idea of arming teachers, a strategy advocated by the National Rifle Association and U.S. President Donald Trump. Local police allowed students and staff to come back to campus for the first time to retrieve belongings such as backpacks and cars.
But the gun-related groups are just two of the two dozen invited to attend.
Eight students and two teachers were killed in the shooting, which was reportedly carried out against people Pagourtzis felt mistreated him. "I have the same exact pain", Pagourtzis said, according to a translation of the interview.More news: Rafael Nadal vs Fabio Fognini: Italian Open quarterfinal preview and prediction
Texas courts are supposed to tell law enforcement if a person taken in for a mental health evaluation has been ordered into a mental hospital.
The suspect was armed with a sawed-off shotgun and a.38-caliber handgun, and Gov. Greg Abbott said last week that the teen obtained the guns from his father.
None of those scenarios would have snagged the suspect in Santa Fe.
Ditto the five states that now have laws prohibiting bump stocks, the attachments that allow semi-automatic weapons to work like machine guns, like the one used by Stephen Paddock to kill 58 people and wound hundreds more in Las Vegas.More news: Putin: Russian warships will remain off Syria
"If you lose your right, especially one provided by the Constitution, is there some due process?" "So when we try to incorporate parent involvement and hold parents accountable, you've got to face reality that some parents are not welcome to the school". "There has got to be due process".