Dem Rep. Criticizes Texas Governor for Not Banning Semi-Automatic Weapons

‘Really, if you look at those recommendations, they are really beating around the bushes’

Dem Rep Criticizes Texas Governor for Not Banning Semi-Automatic Weapons (The Washington Free Beacon)

Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro (D) criticized Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R.) on Thursday for not recommending a ban on semi-automatic weapons to increase school safety.

"The governor, I believe, yesterday, made some recommendations on changes to improve or to decrease gun violence and increase the safety in schools. But really, if you look at those recommendations, they are really beating around the bushes," Castro said. "It doesn't include anything like banning semi-automatic weapons, or banning bump stocks, or doing universal background checks."

Earlier this month, there was a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas where 10 people were killed. Abbott, in response, led a series of roundtable discussions on how the state can make schools safer and reduce gun violence.

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