Texas leaders at odds over gun control following Santa Fe high school shooting

Texas leaders at odds over gun control following Santa Fe high school shooting

On Sunday funeral services were held for 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh, who had been attending Santa Fe High School since last August when she was killed Friday in a shooting. (May 20) AP Texas leaders were starting off a difficult week Monday following the Santa Fe High School shooting that left 10 dead by staking out vastly different positions on the future of gun control in the state and the nation. During a series of interviews over the weekend, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo were at odds over a solution, with Patrick warning against a legislative overreaction against law-abiding gun owners and Acevedo complaining that thoughts and prayers were not enough. Patrick listed off a long list of reasons that led to Friday’s shooting, including violent video games, the elimination of religion from public schools, abortion, the breakdown of families, unarmed teachers and the design of schools that includes too many entrances. But he stressed that guns were not to blame, explaining that they are "part of who we are as a nation." "We have 50 million abortions. We have families that are broken apart, no fathers at home," Patrick said, according to CNN . "We have incredible heinous violence as a (video) game, two hours a day in front of their eyes. And we stand here and we wonder why this happens to certain students." Acevedo, a 32-year law enforcement officer who previously led the California Highway Patrol and the […]

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