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

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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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