Uvalde shooting victim’s family pushes for Sen. Cruz to support federal ban on assault weapons

SAN ANTONIO – It’s been over three months since the tragic shooting in Uvalde claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers. Families are now working toward a goal of getting a federal ban on assault weapons passed.

The family of Alexandria “Lexi” Aniyah Rubio spoke with Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday, asking for his support.

“Lexi” Rubio was an honor roll student with a fiery personality whose life was cut short at Robb Elementary School on May 24.

Her parents, Felix Rubio and Kimberly Mata-Rubio, showed Cruz a photo of their daughter inside her “child-size casket” and asked the senator for his support of the federal ban.

Cruz declined the Rubio family’s plea of support. Instead, he said he will be supporting the increase of law enforcement presence on school campuses.

Mata-Rubio shared a photo on social media about the interaction with the senator. The post had reached thousands of likes and continues to grow.

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