Civic center offers support, therapy dogs to Uvalde community | USA TODAY

A civic center nearby Robb Elementary School is providing emotional support and therapy dogs for the grieving community of Uvalde.

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In the last five years, Texas has been the scene of mass shootings that killed more than 85 people. Worshippers during a Sunday sermon, shoppers at a Walmart, students on a high school campus and drivers on a highway have been the targets. The state’s conservative, Republican-controlled government is unlikely to restrict gun access despite the carnage. Last year, gun laws were actually loosened after a gunman at a Walmart in El Paso killed 23 people in a racist 2019 attack that targeted Hispanics.

“I can’t wrap my head around it,” said Democratic state Sen. Roland Gutierrez, whose district includes Uvalde. “It’s disturbing to me as a policymaker that we have been able to do little other than create greater access to these militarized weapons to just about anyone who would want them.”

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  1. Got milk… 😎
    Matthew 24:19
    “Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!”

  2. Greg Abbott together with Ken Paxton and the GOP Senate should or must be held accountable 💯
    Beto O’Rourke for governor of Texas 💯

  3. Did the governor say “thoughts and prayers”? If he did then the crisis is over and the dogs can go home. Until the next shooting.

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