Families of Uvalde shooting victims press for gun reform after California massacres

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Families of Uvalde shooting victims press for gun reform after California massacresFamilies from Uvalde on Tuesday pleaded with new urgency for tougher gun laws in the wake of a series of mass shootings in California, including the nation’s deadliest act of gun violence since last year’s attack at a Texas elementary school. Democrats have fielded dozens of proposals that would tighten Texas gun laws, but most stand little chance of advancing in the face of a commanding GOP majority. Greg Abbott, who did not mention the Uvalde shooting while being sworn into a third term during his inaugural address last week, privately told them he does not support tougher restrictions. No Republican lawmakers joined Democrats who stood with victims’ families and gun control advocates in a news conference outside the Senate floor. Javier Cazares, the father of 9-year-old Uvalde victim Jacklyn Cazares, said Phelan privately told families that he and his constituents did not support the tougher gun laws the families were backing.
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