May 23, 2024


Jesse Woche
Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator


Texas Gun Sense Marks the Two-Year Anniversary of the Uvalde Shooting


As we mark the two-year anniversary of the horrific shooting in Uvalde on May 24, 2022, Texas Gun Sense stands in solidarity with the courageous survivors and the families of the victims. We honor the lives of those taken by committing to action and advocacy.

Last year, alongside Lives Robbed from Uvalde and other survivors and partners, Texas Gun Sense advocated for raising the age required to purchase semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21 in Texas. State leaders failed to move this bill to final passage, despite a bipartisan committee vote in favor and supporters sending tens of thousands of calls and emails. Our fight for this critical policy change continues.

At our annual event, Texas Gun Sense honored the brave work of Lives Robbed. Kimberly Mata-Rubio, mother of Lexi Rubio, accepted the award on behalf of the organization, stating that it is her mission to honor Lexi’s life through action. Now, she and other survivors from Uvalde are pursuing accountability and justice through a major lawsuit.

We remain committed to honoring Lexi and all those whose lives were stolen in the tragic shooting by standing alongside Lives Robbed. We will not rest until our lawmakers honor the victims, their families, and the community of Uvalde with meaningful policy changes.

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