UVALDE, Texas – Uvalde City Council members are expected to vote Tuesday on a resolution urging Gov. Greg Abbott to call a special session of the legislature to consider raising the minimum age to purchase semi-automatic assault rifles.
All of the resolutions are similarly worded, urging a change in state law to raise the legal age to purchase assault-style rifles from 18 to 21.
Monday’s Uvalde City Council meeting is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m.
You can watch a livestream of the meeting in this article.
In Texas, you must be 21 to purchase a pistol but only 18 to buy a long gun, which includes rifles and shotguns.
The Texas Legislature is set to reconvene in Austin in January, but many want the law changed sooner.