Politics

Top Texas Republicans resist gun control, push for more armed teachers and police at schools in wake of Uvalde shooting

As President Joe Biden vowed to enact stricter gun laws following the Uvalde shooting, top Texas Republicans worked to create distance between the shooting and potential gun restrictions.

Police block off the road leading to the scene of a school shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde on Tuesday. It was the deadliest school shooting in Texas history.
Sergio Flores for The Texas Tribune
Police block off the road leading to the scene of a school shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde on Tuesday. It was the deadliest school shooting in Texas history.

This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2022/05/24/texas-republicans-uvalde-gun-control/. The Texas Tribune is a member-supported, nonpartisan newsroom informing and engaging Texans on state politics and policy. Learn more at texastribune.org.