In Austin, dozens of gun control advocates, including the families and loved ones of victims of the Uvalde mass shooting, rallied outside the Texas state Capitol over the weekend, demanding the state raise the minimum age to purchase an AR-15 to 21 years old. This is Maggie Mireles, whose sister Eva Mireles was one of the teachers killed at Robb Elementary in May.
Maggie Mireles: “These weapons belong in the military. They belong in a war, not in the classroom. My sister did not have to die for this. It was too easy for this punk to buy these weapons and easily do what he did, because of the laws that are in place. These laws should have changed a long time ago.”
Today President Biden is visiting Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where he’s calling on Congress to pass a federal ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Biden is also requesting more money for police as part of what the White House calls its “Safer America Plan.”