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Confronted with mass shootings, Texas Republicans have repeatedly loosened gun laws

Gov. Greg Abbott and other Republican leaders signaled an openness to some gun restrictions after recent mass shootings. But in the last several years, lawmakers have eased gun laws, most notably by passing a permitless carry bill last year.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott convenes the second of three panels studying school safety and student mental health issues at the Texas Capitol in the wake of last week's Santa Fe High School shooting that left eight students and two teachers dead.

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