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Caught between an A+ NRA rating and a nation reeling from shootings, John Cornyn is key to whether gun safety deal advances

The bipartisan gun legislation could end up being a career definer for John Cornyn, Texas’ senior senator. He’s shown a past willingness to compromise but faces critics further to his right, including his fellow senator Ted Cruz.

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, arrives at a blood donation event at the Herby Ham Activity Center on May 25, 2022 in Uvalde. Community members gathered to donate blood after a school shooting took place on May 24, 2022.

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