Gun reform groups gather in Austin to call for end to gun violence

6/5/2022 2:45:00 PM

The Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action, along with the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, hosted the event as part of National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

The Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action, along with the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, hosted the event as part of National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

The Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action, along with the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, hosted the event as part of National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Attendees wore orange to honor those affected by gun violence.Texas Gov.last week, 69-year-old Sovia Lauriano cried so hard her heart felt like it would burst from her chest.elementary school in Uvalde.

Lawmakers, teachers, health professionals, and survivors of gun violence attended the event.Organizers say an average of 110 Americans die every day by gun violence.Allison Dinner/AFP via Getty Images Texas Gov."My son was lucky enough to finish fourth grade," Molly Bursey, state legislative lead for the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action, said was her reaction after hearing about the Uvalde shooting.Lauriano felt her heart beating again like that on Saturday, when grief, anger, hope and fear bubbled up as she protested gun violence at a San Antonio rally.Organizers criticized top leaders in Texas.“I hate to say this, but there are more people who were shot every weekend in Chicago than there are in schools in Texas,” he said during a nationally televised news conference the day after the shooting."They just gut our gun laws.The massacre at Robb Elementary School was the worst school shooting to ever occur in Texas, but it is not an isolated incident.

I'm sick of it, I'm angry, I'm grieving.And so, if you’re looking for a real solution, Chicago teaches that what you’re talking about is not a real solution.“There needs to be laws to stop these people from getting control of guns.I feel for those families, and I feel for the 110 Americans every day, it's too much," Bursey said.They're also calling on U.Abbott’s remarks also recall a long-repeated Republican talking point that Chicago has the toughest gun laws in the nation.S.READ MORE: 2021 was a study in how Texas Republicans quash gun control proposals after mass shootings The lineup included former U.Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) to do more.Texas Gov.“Nothing has changed,” he told the crowd.

Cornyn is at the center of a bipartisan group of senators trying to compromise on gun reform."We want a background check on every single gun sale, we want him to implement red flag laws, we want to raise the age to buy a firearm, and regulate the sale of these military style rifles and high capacity magazines," Bursey said.Michael M.Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic candidate for governor, as well as U.One teacher at the event talks about her frustrations."We shouldn't be scared at school.In every case, the reporting has shown Chicago and Illinois do not have the strictest laws compared to other states, although they are tougher than in Texas.I shouldn't be having active shooter drills with my kids," Micah Somerville, a sixth grade teacher from West Texas, said.Joaquin Castro and state Sen.Greg Abbott, Popovich also singled out U.

"There is no way I'm taking a gun into my classroom.Since it is difficult to parse Abbott’s comparison of all Chicago shootings to shootings in Texas schools — or statewide Texas shooting deaths to various cities — we decided to compare statewide statistics, which in each state he mentioned are influenced most by urban gun violence.We need to have common sense gun laws on the books to keep guns out of the hands of people who don't need to have them." While the group advocates for gun reform, one gun shop owner says the current system works.Chicago’s gun ban struck down Chicago’s reputation for strict gun laws is rooted in its 1982 ban on handguns.“The majority of us want (politicians) to do something about gun laws,” Popovich said."I think we need to focus on what the issue really is, which is, the background check system actually works, so we need to make sure they put the information in the system.The parents need to get involved in that, if parents are having problems with their kids, we need to discipline them, more parenting, and also, law enforcement, if there's an issue, that stuff needs to go to law enforcement so they can be put in the system so that way they won't pass a background check to get a gun," Michael Cargill, owner of Central Texas Gun Works, said.But the ban was struck down in 2010 in the U.You’ve got your political agenda.

"This past shooting that we had, Uvalde, was a parenting issue.But Democrats and gun control activists plan to continue advocating for firearm reform, especially concerning assault weapons.The mother and father were not involved in this kid's life, and then you look at the grandparents not capable of handling this 18-year-old.Supreme Court ruling McDonald v." He adds, "you can't raise the age limit to 21 because what are you going to say, you're 18 years old, you can go die for your country, give your life for your country, but when you come home, you can't buy that same gun you used to defend this country?" On Friday, Lt.Gov.That decision left intact the statewide ban on concealed firearms until two years later when an appeals court declared that unconstitutional as well.Congressman Joaquin Castro and his brother Julian, former San Antonio Mayor and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development speak to the crowd during a"Stand with Uvalde" call to action rally Saturday morning in Travis Park.Dan Patrick and Speaker of the House Dade Phelan formed special legislative committees after Gov.

.In 2016, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump claimed that Chicago had the toughest gun laws in the United States and more gun violence than any other city.

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