National Football League star JJ Watt visits Santa Fe shooting survivors at Texas hospital

A woman pauses at a table with 10 candles roses and bibles displayed during a prayer vigil following a deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe Texas on Friday

Father of Accused Texas Shooter Believes Bullying Was Behind Rampage

Mr. Cruz and his colleagues use a dopey interpretation of the Second Amendment to avoid addressing gun violence. He left his village in northern Greece when he was 12 with only the clothes he was wearing and a spare set of boots, he said. I worked hard and became a shipowner.

Texas allows authorities to deny handgun licenses based on a person's mental health history and to seize weapons from people determined to be in a mental crisis in some circumstances.

One of the roundtable participants, Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks, said there would be pros and cons in allowing school personnel to carry firearms on campus.

Watt told "Good Morning America" a year ago he made a decision to try and find a way to help Houston as he watched his city become inundated with deadly floodwater from his hotel in Dallas. I've always kind of felt like eventually it was going to happen here too, so-I don't know.

"It's awful, it's just tough", said Williams when asked about the shooting that took the lives of eight students and two teachers.

Ditto the five states that now have laws prohibiting bump stocks, the attachments that allow semi-automatic weapons to work like machine guns, like the one used by Stephen Paddock to kill 58 people and wound hundreds more in Las Vegas. He said he wants to apologize to his sisters. The suspect and officers did not exchange gunfire during the negotiation, the sheriff said.

Still, it's no wonder that most Americans cite the lack of change since the murder of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 as evidence that we are locked in a toxic stasis, thanks mostly to our politicians' love affair with the National Rifle Association.

A Texas school district says it will be holding a graduation ceremony as planned for the high school where 10 people were killed during a deadly shooting last week. Abbott said he'll meet Wednesday with gun rights and gun control advocacy groups and Thursday with victims of the attack at Santa Fe High School and the November attack on a church in Sutherland Springs.

The suspect won't face the death penalty if he is convicted.

Abbott and Texas Republicans have embraced a steady relaxation of gun laws in recent years.

Gov. Abbott on Tuesday kicked off the first of three roundtable discussions on school security, gun safety and the accounts of victims, including those from Santa Fe.

They included trying to provide a grant to the Texas School Safety Center to train local school districts and law enforcement agencies on collaboration, creating a statewide threat assessment system, expanding a Lubbock program aimed at preventing at-risk students from committing violent acts and creating a list of recommendations for all schools on how they can immediately make their schools safer, like re-evaluating entrances and exits and placing law enforcement inside schools. It will include advocates both for and against further gun restrictions, mental health experts and social media experts, he said.

Abbott started the meeting in Austin by discussing the format. I didn't see a child who is a murderer.

Students will return next Tuesday, Wall said.

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