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El Paso shooting

Gov. Greg Abbott lays out response to El Paso shooting but won’t commit to special session

Abbott said he plans to release more details next week regarding a series of roundtables he’ll host with other lawmakers and state leaders to discuss possible legislative solutions that could prevent another massacre.

Gov. Greg Abbott during the Texas Fallen Heroes Memorial Ceremony on May 25, 2019

El Paso shooting

More than 20 people were killed in an Aug. 3, 2019, shooting rampage at a Walmart in El Paso. The gunman was arrested and charged with capital murder for the shooting in El Paso, which is recovering from what federal law enforcement has classified as an act of domestic terrorism. 

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