This is Gutierrez’s fourth set of bills filed in response to the tragic school shooting in Uvalde that resulted in the deaths of 19 students and two teachers.
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas State Senator Roland Gutierrez, whose district includes Uvalde, is introducing another round of bills to improve gun safety.
Gutierrez’s office said he will be speaking at the Capitol Tuesday to introduce another bills package. This is Gutierrez’s fourth set of bills filed in response to the tragic school shooting in Uvalde that resulted in the deaths of 19 students and two teachers.
These newest bills will focus on “banning kid killer bullets, ensuring safe gun storage and closing gun show loopholes,” Gutierrez’s office said.
Sen. Gutierrez proposed bills the last couple of months include purchasing-age requirements, an ammunition database and the safe keeping of firearms.
One of those bills, Senate Bill 911, would serve to create a database for bulk ammunition purchases. The 18-year-old gunman in Uvalde had purchased over 1,600 rounds of ammunition before the attack on the school.
“These are things that should be codified in law. These are simple things and simple solutions that make it safer for all Texans,” Gutierrez said at the time of the introduction of the bill.
The senator’s remarks will be livestreamed at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday within this article.
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