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‘It makes you angry’: Andy Murray likens Texas shooting to own experience during Dunblane massacre

Britain’s two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray said the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, made him “angry”.

He added that a survivor’s account of the incident was similar to his own experience in the 1996 Dunblane massacre in Scotland.

An 18-year-old gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle stormed an elementary school in Texas last week, killing 19 children and two teachers.

The attack, coming 10 days after a shooting in Buffalo, New York, that left 10 people dead, has intensified the long-standing national debate over US gun laws.

“My feeling is that surely at some stage you do something different. You can’t keep approaching the problem by buying more guns and having more guns in the country. I don’t see how that solves it.

“But I could be wrong. Let’s maybe try something different and see if you get a different outcome.”

Andy Murray in his Dunblane Primary School uniform.(Instagram: Andy Murray)

Murray grew up in Dunblane and was a student at the town’s local elementary school when a gunman killed 16 pupils and a teacher before killing himself. It is the deadliest mass shooting in Britain’s modern history.

“I heard something on the radio the other day and it was a child from that school,” Murray told the BBC.


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