Texas Leaders Disagree On How To Confront School Shootings

May 21, 2018

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As Texas reels from yet another school shooting, as 10 students were killed in the small suburb of Santa Fe over the weekend, officials in the Lone Star State are at loggerheads about how to deal with the problem.

As USA Today reports, Texas Attorney General Dan Patrick reiterated his belief that state lawmakers should not tighten gun laws in the wake of the tragedy. Meanwhile, the police chief of Houston, the largest city in Texas, of which Santa Fe is a suburb, said he did not believe that “thoughts and prayers” were enough.

Chief Art Acevedo, a 32-year law enforcement veteran, told CBS’s Face the Nation this weekend that, “We need to start using the ballot box and ballot initiatives to take the matters out of the hands of people that are doing nothing.”