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Uvalde school shooting

Gun ownership is ingrained in Uvalde’s culture. Some here are rethinking how it should be regulated.

Longtime Uvalde residents say the city is a hunting mecca and the love for guns goes right along with it. But some would now support measures like raising the age limit to buy AR-style weapons or monitoring high-volume ammunition purchases.

An interior view of Oasis Outback, the store where a gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School purchased his weapons, in Uvalde, Texas, U.S., May 25, 2022.  REUTERS/Lisa Krantz

Proposals after the shooting

Dolores Contreras, 75, lives next door to her childhood home and a few houses down from Robb Elementary School where she, her nine siblings, children and grandchildren all attended classes in Uvalde. Contreras supports demolishing the school because grandmothers of the victims and survivors say the children are too scared to return.

Appetite for a middle ground

Ricky Frietag sits in the office of his father-in-law Rene Nolasco, brother of Uvalde County Sheriff Ruben Nolasco.

Skepticism about new rules

Rene Nolasco, brother of Uvalde County Sheriff Ruben Nolasco, sits in his office at Reno’s Rentals in Uvalde on May 30, 2022. Rene’s daughter, Lauren Frietag, 31, stands behind him.

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