By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Thursday, July 14, a terrorist drove a truck through the crowded city streets of Nice, France at speed intentionally killing dozens of people. The driver reportedly fired guns into the crowd before he was finally gunned down by French police.
As of press time 84 people were reported killed and many more were injured. The southern France city was crowded with vacationers who were on holiday celebrating Bastille Day. At least two Americans, a father and son from Texas, were among the dead. At least ten of those killed were children.
US Representative Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) expressed his shock and anger at the attack.
Congressman Byrne said, “I am so sick of hearing story after story of deadly attacks. It is like we are almost becoming immune to the horrific news. Over 70 killed while celebrating their country. Humanity is being tested, and we must respond with solidarity and strength. I hope you will join me in praying for answers, leadership, and understanding following another deadly incident. Most importantly, join me in praying for the people of Nice, France.”
French authorities are reporting that the 30 year old attacker was known to police for a history of violence and weapons possession. He was a French citizen and a resident of Nice with Tunisian heritage.
Donald Trump said “We are living in a whole different world. We have to get awfully tough and get vigilant.” Trump reiterated his position that he would make it much tougher for people to enter the country. “We are trying to be so politically correct and we are making such huge mistakes.”
ISIS social media account were celebratory following the attacks.
France is beefing up its presence in Iraq and Syria in response to the attack.
France has some of the toughest gun laws in the world, and yet, once again, the terrorist had guns, but the people, who were attacked in the streets, had no guns to protect themselves or their families.
Congressman Bradley Byrne represents Alabama’s First Congressional District.
(Original reporting by Fox News contributed to this report)