State Senator Sounds The Call For Texas Special Session To Address Recent Events

One state senator from Texas is ready and willing to talk about gun laws in the wake of a horrid mass shooting that took place in his district, even if he states that he needs to “yell” at Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in order to see some form of change.

State Democratic Sen. Roland Gutierrez recently stated his worried in regards to gun safety issues while on a segment of Sunday’s “State of the Union” with CNN’s Dana Bash.

When questioned about if he had any hope for any change in the gun laws for his state, Sen. Gutierrez stated, “I ran for office because I am hopeful.”

He continued by stating his current plans on how to push a series of common-sense changes to the gun laws in the Lone Star State.

“If I do nothing for the rest of my career but yell at Greg Abbott and others that are not willing to listen, then that’s what I’m willing to do. We must have change,” he continued.

The state Senator also spoke about the state’s complete lack of emphasis on mental health issues, making the claim that Texas is the worst in the nation when it comes to this particular metric.

Gutierrez is currently one of a number of legislators who sent a letter over to Abbott in order to demand a special session to talk about possible changes in the gun safety laws.

“Texas has suffered more mass shootings over the past decade than any other state. In Sutherland Springs, 26 people died. At Santa Fe High School outside Houston, 10 people died. In El Paso, 23 people died at a Walmart. Seven people died in Midland-Odessa,” stated the letter.

“After each of these mass killings, you have held press conferences and roundtables promising things would change. After the slaughter of 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, those broken promises have never rung more hollow. The time to take real action is now,” continued the letter.

Abbott has issued his response by stating that he has not taken any options off the table at all.

“You can expect robust discussion and my hope is laws are passed, that I will sign, addressing health care in this state,” he claimed. “That status quo is unacceptable. This crime is unacceptable. We’re not going to be here and do nothing about it.”

Gutierrez also highlighted a video that sported the governor’s response at an earlier point in the week, making the argument, “Texans are pissed off. These made-for-TV press conferences are not enough.” The senator chose to storm out of the entire vent in the wake of his heated words.

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