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Uvalde parents and advocates will rally in Austin to up the age for AR-15 purchases

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A March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., on June 11. The youth-led gun safety advocacy group is teaming up with parents from Uvalde, Texas, to demand that Gov. Greg Abbott hold a special session so that state lawmakers can vote on whether to raise the minimum age for purchasing an AR-15-style rifle from 18 to 21.

Gun safety advocates in Texas are demanding that Gov. Greg Abbott raise the age for purchasing AR-15-style rifles from 18 to 21. Abbott could put the issue to a vote by calling a special session.

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