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Some Texas GOP donors urge Congress to act on gun control measures like red flag laws, expanded background checks

Hundreds of handguns and rifles for sale at McBride’s Gun’s in Central Austin on April 20, 2021. Several conservative donors, including many who have contributed to Gov. Greg Abbott's campaigns, have signed an open letter calling on Congress to address gun violence. (Jordan Vonderhaar)

By Eleanor Klibanoff

Major Republican donors, including some that have contributed to Gov. Greg Abbott’s campaigns, joined other conservative Texans in signing an open letter supporting congressional action to increase gun restrictions in response to the mass shooting in Uvalde that left 19 children and two teachers dead last week.

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Gov. Greg Abbott asks for legislative recommendations in response to Uvalde shooting

(Sergio Flores/The Texas Tribune)

By Patrick Svitek

Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday called on the Texas Legislature to form special committees to make legislative recommendations in response to the Uvalde school shooting.

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Texas Senate Democrats call for special session to raise age to purchase gun, require universal background checks

(Jordan Vonderhaar/The Texas Tribune)

By Kate McGee

The Texas Senate Democratic Caucus is urging Gov. Greg Abbott to call an emergency special legislative session to consider a variety of gun restrictions and safety measures in the wake of a mass school shooting in Uvalde that left 19 children and two adults dead this week.

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