Texas Senate Democrats call for special session to raise age to purchase gun, require universal background checks
All 13 Senate Democrats demanded lawmakers pass legislation that raises the minimum age to purchase a firearm, requires universal background checks, among other measures.
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The Texas Senate Democratic Caucus is urging Gov.
Greg Abbott to call an emergency special legislative session to consider a variety of gun restrictions and safety measures
in the wake of a mass school shooting in Uvalde that left 19 children and two adults dead this week.
In a letter released Saturday morning, all 13 Senate Democrats demanded lawmakers pass legislation
that raises the minimum age to purchase a firearm from 18 to 21 years old.
The Uvalde gunman was 18 and had purchased two AR-style rifles which he used in the attack.
The caucus is also calling for universal background checks for all firearm sales