Austin, Texas -- After multiple mass shootings across the country this week, Uvalde families gathered Tuesday as Texas legislators introduced four new bills that would tighten gun laws in the wake of the Robb Elementary School shooting last May.
Gutierrez, who represents Uvalde, said it is time to address the nation’s gun problems as the list of mass shootings continues to grow.
“We can sue big tobacco when they market towards kids, but we can’t sue big guns.
Last May, an 18-year-old gunman armed with an assault-style rifle attacked Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 students and two of their teachers.
It was the second-worst school shooting in United States history, and it has spawned several lawsuits against gun manufacturers.
Texas lawmakers filed more than 30 gun regulation bills ahead of the 2022 Texas legislative session, the first such lawmaking session since the Robb Elementary shooting.
State Sen. Roland Gutierrez speaks during a news conference at the Texas State Capitol, Jan. 24, 2023, in Austin, Texas. »