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Leading Off (5/10/23)

A bill to raise the age to purchase a semi-automatic weapon will go no further this legislative session. We’ll have to wait another two years for lawmakers to even consider acting.
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Allen Shooter Legally Purchased Weapons. The 33-year-old gunman who killed eight during a shooting at the Allen Premium Outlets bought all of his guns legally. He had eight weapons on his person, but police declined to say what those guns were or where he purchased them. The Texas Department of Public Safety is the lead investigating agency on this matter and is only allowing information to trickle out.

‘Raise the Age’ Legislation Won’t Pass This Session. The bill to bump the age to purchase semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21 needed to make it on the Texas House’s agenda by Tuesday night. That didn’t happen, which means it will likely go no further this legislative session. Families of the children killed at Robb Elementary in Uvalde protested outside the chambers.

Fort Worth Police Arrest 22-Year-Old Over Online Threat. Zyshon Murphy, 22, was arrested for making a post on Snapchat that said he would go downtown and shoot “everyone he could.” When he was taken into custody, he was armed with a gun and had “recently” purchased another.

Rainy Day Today. We’ll have 50 percent coverage into the evening, but nothing is expected to be severe. This is basically the forecast for the rest of the week, too.

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