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How mass shootings are changing gun laws in the US

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For decades, the US Congress has failed to make a meaningful move in gun reform in the wake of mass shootings. But that weak federal response has obscured another story: that state gun laws change after mass shootings. And an investigation found thatin Republican-controlled state legislatures, a mass shooting roughly doubles the number of laws easing gun restrictions in the next year.

In this video we look at TexasWhere years of mass shootings met in the US laws expanding access to weapons. We spoke to Flo Rice, a survivor of the 2018 Santa Fe High School shooting, in which a gunman killed 10 people. Flo was shot six times. She and her husband, Scot, became gun safety advocates and tried to get tougher gun laws in Texas. Check out the piece above to see what happened and what their story reveals about who’s in power when it comes to gun policy in the US.

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