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After the drama, the anger. As relatives of the 21 dead in the Uvalde school shooting, perpetrated on Tuesday by an 18-year-old young man, mourn the victims, the United States is once again engaged in a bitter debate on the limitation of firearms .
“When, for God’s sake, are we going to face the gun lobby? “, Launched President Joe Biden on Wednesday in the wake of the tragedy, saying he was “sick and tired” in the face of the litany of school shootings.
Sign of the tension around the subject, the press conference of Greg Abbott, the Republican governor of Texas, was interrupted by his opponent Beto O’Rourke, who accused him of having his share of “responsibility”. “You say it was not foreseeable, it was completely foreseeable from the moment you decided not to do anything,” said this figure from the Democratic Party in Texas.
In the United States, school shootings are a recurring scourge that successive governments have so far been powerless to stem. The debate on gun regulation in the country is almost on hold, given the lack of hope that Congress will pass an ambitious national law on the issue.
Chance of the calendar: the powerful pro-arms lobby NRA is organizing its annual meeting on Friday, in which ex-President Donald Trump will participate. The NRA has also cleared itself of all responsibility in the drama of Uvalde, ensuring that the killing was the act of “an isolated and disturbed criminal”.
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Pollen alert in France. The risk of allergy remains at its maximum in almost the whole country, this Ascension weekend, warns the National Aerobiological Surveillance Network (RNSA) on Thursday. This risk should remain “for several more weeks with very favorable weather conditions for the emission and dispersion of high concentrations of grass pollen in the air”. To protect oneself, it is possible to use masks, although they do not protect the eyes from the grasses. It is also recommended to ventilate and adapt your activity accordingly, such as “avoiding sport, not mowing, or gardening”, during pollination peaks.