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Beto O’Rourke renews calls for tougher gun laws after Uvalde shooting, including on assault weapons

O’Rourke became known on the presidential campaign trail for his “Hell yes” promise to ban assault weapons. He’s been less vocal about the policy in his run for governor but this week, after the school shooting in Uvalde, he’s been newly assertive about the issue.

Democratic candidate for governor Beto O'Rourke watches a press conference held by Gov. Greg Abbott and other statewide and local Republicans at Uvalde High School on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

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