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Austin FC fan groups display banners calling for responsible gun laws and naming each of the victims at a June 2022 game.Last year, after nineteen elementary school students and two teachers were killed in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School, so many Texans needed to do something. Rosa Ruiz and her family drove to Uvalde and set up their taco truck and fed hundreds. Beto O’Rourke crashed a press conference. I took my wife and three-year-old daughter to a vigil at the state capitol. Mateo Clarke, a member of Austin FC supporter group Los Verdes and a trumpet player in La Murga de Austin (the soccer club’s supporter band), needed to draw. “I’m from the San Antonio area and played soccer and basketball in middle school and high school. We would go play games against Uvalde, which really wasn’t that far from Boerne, where I grew…

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