Some Texas GOP donors urge Congress to act on gun control measures like “red flag” laws, expanded background checks

Posted on AllSides June 6th, 2022
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Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

Major Republican donors, including some that have contributed to Gov. Greg Abbott’s campaigns, joined other conservative Texans in signing an open letter supporting congressional action to increase gun restrictions in response to the mass shooting in Uvalde that left 19 children and two teachers dead last week.

The letter, which is expected to run as a full-page ad in the Dallas Morning News on Sunday, endorses the creation of “red flag” laws, expanding background checks and raising the age to purchase a gun to 21. More than 250 self-declared gun enthusiasts...

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