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Texas Politician Reactions to Uvalde ShootingFollowing this week’s massacre of nineteen children and two teachers in a fourth-grade classroom at a Uvalde elementary school, members of Texas’s Republican party offered thoughts, prayers, and absolutely no promise of actionable legislation to help prevent a similar tragedy from happening in the future. For frustrated constituents across the state, who have now witnessed the second-deadliest grade school shooting in U.S. history and more than twenty other mass shootings in Texas this year, the sentiments rang hollow. “In the absence of meaningful change, or even the expectation of change, what are we left with?” Texas Monthly’s Forrest Wilder writes. “A general, society-wide atmosphere of imminent violence that encourages ordinary citizens to buy more weaponry and some of us to use it, a gift to would-be authoritarians…

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