Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a press conference at Uvalde High School on May 27, 2022. Credit: Evan L'Roy/The Texas Tribune

Abbott says raising the age to buy an assault-style rifle is “unconstitutional” based on recent court rulings

The gunman in Uvalde bought two AR-15-style rifles days after he turned 18, the legal purchasing age in Texas, and used the weapons to kill 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary.

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BY SNEHA DEY, The Texas Tribune, texastribune.org


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