WATCH LIVE: State Senator Roland Gutierrez and Uvalde families to hold conference over Allen shooting
State Senator Roland Gutierrez and the families of the victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting have announced a press conference to take place on Monday. The conference is set to focus on the recent mass shooting that occurred at the Allen Mall, and to address concerns around gun violence and gun safety laws in Texas.
According to a press release, Senator Gutierrez, who hails from Uvalde, is expected to use the opportunity to discuss gun violence across the state of Texas and to call for common sense gun laws to be passed. The senator’s press conference will come just a few days after a 33-year-old gunman opened fire on shoppers at the Allen Mall, killing eight people.
In the wake of the shooting, police discovered several weapons at the scene, including an AR-15 type rifle and a handgun. Reports indicate that investigators are currently exploring the shooter’s potential links to white supremacy.
This recent tragedy comes almost one year after the tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, which resulted in the deaths of 19 students and two teachers. Observers note that the Allen shooting has renewed concerns about the need for stricter gun regulations and better safety protocols across the state.
Senator Gutierrez has been vocal in his calls for change, noting that “we cannot allow tragedies like today’s to continue.” He has highlighted the need for more common sense gun laws and increased safety measures, stating that similar incidents will only continue to rise without effective change.
The senator will be joined by Senate Democratic Caucus Carol Alvarado, Senate Senator Sarah Eckhardt, and the Uvalde family for the Monday morning press conference. The event will take place at 10 a.m. at the Texas Capitol and can alternatively be watched online through live stream. Further updates will be provided in the event that there are any delays or changes in broadcast.
This latest incident underscores the importance of continuing discussions around gun violence prevention and safety measures in Texas. With the support of public officials like Senator Gutierrez, the hope is that meaningful change and collective action can be taken to prevent further tragedies and protect communities across the state.
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