For Immediate Release
September 6, 2019
Contact: Abhi Rahman, (720) 299-0654, [email protected]
Roundup: Texas Democrats Call for an Emergency Special Session To Address Gun Violence and Combat Hate Crimes
Austin, TX — Earlier this week, in press conferences across the state, the Texas House Democratic Caucus and the Texas Democratic Party called for an emergency special session to address gun violence and combat hate crimes across the country.
Across the state, the results were in: It’s time for Governor Abbott to call a special session to end gun violence and combat hate crimes immediately.
Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“The status quo is deadly. Governor Abbott and the Republican establishment are refusing to pass laws today that would stop shootings and hate crimes tomorrow. We all know that Texans already agree on what to do, and every day that goes by, our families are in harm’s way. We need change now. That’s why Texas Democrats continue to call for an emergency special session to end gun violence and combat hate crimes.
“Even before these tragic mass shootings, 78% of Texas voters demanded action on comprehensive universal background checks, 72% of Texas voters support passing red flag laws so that we keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, and a majority of Texas voters wants to keep weapons of war off our streets.
“Every Texan should be free to walk outside, go to church, go to school, and go shopping without the fear of gun violence.”
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