Kelly Clarkson was asked to include a moment of silence at the Billboard Music Awards for the victims of the Santa Fe shooting. Fighting back tears, she did something different.

The school shooting on May 18, 2018, which left 10 dead, marks the continuation of a disturbing trend of gun violence in the U.S. Time and again, people offer their thoughts and prayers, they hold moments of silence, and then -- nothing. Nothing changes.

"Once again, we're grieving for more kids that have died for an absolutely no reason at all," said Clarkson, the music awards’ 2018 host, at the beginning of the show.

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