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“It needs to stop”: Mass shooting sparks a wave of political activism in Uvalde

The father of one shooting victim has launched a write-in campaign for county commissioner. Other parents have traveled to Austin and Washington, D.C., to pressure elected officials to support stricter gun laws.

Jacinto Cazares, father of Jackie Cazares, 9, one of the victims of the school shooting in Uvalde, speaks during the Austin March For Our Lives rally on June 11, 2022.
Family members and friends participate in a march in support of those killed and injured in the school shooting at Robb Elementary, in Uvalde on July 10, 2022.

Elected officials resist pressure to change gun laws 

Alfred Garza, father of Amerie Jo, sits in his home in Uvalde on Aug. 10, 2022.
Javier and Gloria Cazares visit a memorial in memory of their daughter, Jacklyn, in Uvalde on Aug. 12, 2022.

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