The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on the 26th (local time) that the Salverdore Ramos, 18, who opened fire at an elementary school in Uvaldee, Texas, and killed 21 people, had shown violent tendencies in the past.

Reportedly, Ramos was antisocial both at school and online.

Yareli Vazquez, 17, who attended the same high school as Ramos, said, "He was quiet when he was young, but after entering high school, he became aggressive when someone said something that shook him." Ramos fought a couple in public. said he did

Vazquez further explained that Ramos did not understand the rejection of others and took it as a personal attack.

His inclination has been highlighted more widely online.

According to the WSJ, Ramos posted threatening posts on social media, such as guns and knives, and posted on the mobile video platform TikTok, 'If anyone bothers me, I will fight' along with a picture of himself hitting a wall.

He posted a picture of himself on Instagram and even told a friend he went to school with a face covered in cuts and scabs that it was "a self-inflicted wound."

Texas Governor Greg Abbott previously said Ramos had no history of mental health problems or a criminal record.

As if considering Ramos's precarious tendencies, concerns have been pouring in over the fact that a young man who is not mentally mature has bought a gun.

After dropping out of high school, Ramos bought two assault rifles and 375 rounds as soon as he turned 18, a qualifying purchase in Texas, where gun control is loose.

The 18-year-old perpetrator was also responsible for the shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, on the 14th of this month, in which 10 people were killed.

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U.S. President Joe Biden has called for stricter gun control measures on the 24th, arguing that "the idea that 18-year-olds can buy guns is wrong."

"I want to work with the legislature to change the age at which guns can be purchased," New York Governor Kathy Hochell said.

On the other hand, some argue that regulation is useless and view mental health as the essence of the massacre problem.

Governor Abbott said on the 25th, "It is more than 60 years since the state of Texas allowed anyone over the age of 18 to purchase rifles. The problem is that the mental health status of the members of society has changed. claimed.

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