Analysis: History suggests attention on gun policy will fade well before the November elections

Texas’ top officials tailor their responses to their most outspoken voters


Following the after Uvalde, Texas elementary school shooting this week, activists demanded action on gun control legislation outside the Capital in Washington, Thursday, May 26, 2022. J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/ Associated Press

ROSS RAMSEY, The Texas Tribune

They’re just scared. And it is a powerful fear, too, that can hold them at bay while people they have the ability to save are instead murdered.”

Remy Ragsdale, 3, attends a protest organized by Moms Demand Action on Wednesday May 25, 2022, at the Governor's Mansion in Austin, Texas, after Uvalde shooting. JAY JANNER/Austin American-Statesman via Associated Press

They do represent us, and they’ll change things if we insist.”

Editor’s note: Ross Ramsey, who co-founded The Texas Tribune, retired as the Tribune’s executive editor earlier this year.
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