Texas governor meets with gun groups after school shooting

Texas governor meets with gun groups after school shooting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott met Wednesday with representatives of a gun-control group and the Texas State Rifle Association for more discussions about school safety after the shooting that killed 10 people near Houston. Abbott, a Republican who has worked to expand gun rights in the state, called for the meetings as he weighs ideas for possible legislative action or executive orders. Two dozen groups were invited to attend the session, which was expected to include conversations on monitoring students’ mental health. The governor has said he wants to keep guns away from people "who would try to murder our children." But critics say Texas isn’t serious about changing its gun-loving culture. A group of student activists wrote the governor a letter Wednesday, criticizing his support of the National Rifle Association and calling for expanded background checks on gun purchases and other gun-control measures. "We are dying on your watch. What will you do about it?" said the letter signed by students who identified themselves as organizers of Texas student gun-control marches held after the February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. The letter was first published as an ad in the Houston Chronicle. Recommended Video: Now Playing: One month on from the Florida school shootings, US students stepped up their gun control campaign on Wednesday. Media: Euronews The meetings at the state Capitol were organized after Friday’s mass shooting at a high school in Santa Fe. Eight students and two teachers were killed […]

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