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Disability Rights Groups In Texas Want A Louder Voice In The Gun Debate

Bob Kafka is an organizer with ADAPT of Texas, he said when gun violence happens, particularly mass shootings, the public tends to have a pretty limited discussion about what happens to the victims

Bob Kafka, an organizer with ADAPT of Texas, surveyed members to find out how many had become disabled because of gun violence.

A disability rights group in Texas sent out a survey last week, trying to figure out how many of its members became disabled due to gun violence. The group said it’s an effort to collect data that will help inform Texas lawmakers on how they legislate guns.

Bob Kafka is an organizer with ADAPT of Texas, a statewide disability rights group. He said when gun violence happens, particularly mass shootings, the public tends to have a pretty limited discussion about what happens to the victims.

“The media loves to focus on how many people died,” he said.

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