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The Texas Tribune-ProPublica Investigative Unit

Gov. Greg Abbott says most gun crimes involve illegally owned weapons. That’s not true in mass shootings.

Most of the state’s 19 mass shootings over the past six decades were carried out by men who legally possessed firearms, an investigation by ProPublica and The Texas Tribune found.

Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a presser at Uvalde High School on May 27, 2022.

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