January 18, 2024


Jesse Woche
Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator

Texas Gun Sense Stands With Uvalde Community 

Department of Justice report highlights failures that led to unimaginable tragedy

Austin, TX —Today, the DOJ released a report detailing the systemic failures and lack of police response that resulted in the murder of 21 students and educators at Robb Elementary. 

These horrific details are compounded by the inexcusable absence of action during the 88th legislative session. Though a bill to raise the age to 21 to purchase semi-automatic rifles like the one used in Uvalde made it out of committee, state leaders — those with the power to act — neglected to move the bill to passage. 

The police failed Uvalde. Our policymakers failed Uvalde. Survivors deserve better. 

“The families of those stolen by gun violence at Robb Elementary have been dragged repeatedly through a nightmare,” said Nicole Golden, Texas Gun Sense Executive Director. “Last session, we stood with survivors to demand action to honor their loved ones and prevent the next mass shooting. Now, they are forced to face unimaginable details of the failures of May 24, 2022. We will continue to stand by survivors to demand accountability, action, and justice.”