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Gun safety advocates see signs of progress in first session after Uvalde shooting even though raise-the-age bill stalled

Emotions often ran high over a proposal to limit young adults’ access to some firearms. Lawmakers have largely prioritized school safety measures, but there was still progress for some gun-related legislation.

Siblings of Xavier Lopez play quietly while the families of the victims of the Uvalde school shooting gather to attend a press conference held by state Sen. Roland Gutierrez, D-San Antonio, where he introduced four new bills that will address qualified immunity for police officers, allow victims to sue the State of Texas, repeal the protection of the Lawful Commerce in Arms act, and create a permanent compensation fund for victims of school gun violence, at the state Capitol in Austin on Jan. 24, 2023.

The Uvalde shooting: What happened, how to help and resources

  • What happened in Uvalde?

  • How have Texas officials responded?

  • How common are mass shootings in Texas?

  • How can I help affected families?

  • Where can Texans get mental health support?

  • How can I talk to my kids or others about gun violence and tragic news?

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