via Associated Press
UNITED STATES – “End gun violence.” In an Instagram post, British singer Harry Styles announced that he was joining the “Everytown” association during his North American tour, in response to the killings in Uvalde, Texas, which killed 21 people, including 19 children. Tuesday, May 24.
“Like all of you, I have been devastated by the mass shootings in America, culminating in the one at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas,” he wrote on social media. . There are sadly many shootings in the United States. Two weeks before Uvalde, an 18-year-old opened fire in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing ten people.
That’s why, he continues, “for our North American tour, we’ve partnered with Everytown, who work to end gun violence, making donations to support their effort and share their ideas. which would make it possible to act”. The former member of One Direction, who has just released his third album Harry’s Houseis expected from August in the United States.
A million dollar donation
A second shock photo follows this first message. On a black background, it is written: “Guns are the number one cause of death for American children and teenagers”. School shootings are indeed a scourge in the country. According to Education Week, 27 school shootings took place in the United States in 2022, up from 119 since 2018.
And despite the dramas of Columbine in 1999, Sandy Hook in 2012 or even Parkland in 2018, firearms legislation is struggling to move forward. The Republicans, attached to the second amendment of the Constitution, prefer to arm the teachers rather than to accept background checks before the purchase of a weapon.
The company that organizes the Live Nation concerts also joins Harry Styles in its commitment. On Twitter, she promises with the artist to give “more than a million dollars to Everytown”.
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