Gov. Greg Abbott scraps shotgun giveaway, swaps in gift certificate

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Gov. Greg Abbott scraps shotgun giveaway, swaps in gift certificate

In the Santa Fe High School shooting, restrictions on bump stocks, assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and more strident background checks would not have affected suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis' ability to obtain weapons. Then she crept down the hallway, toward the front porch where she stood the morning before to watch police cars screaming down the highway toward the high school, and imagined she'd never forget the screech of their sirens.

Sabika's funeral took place Sunday afternoon at a mosque in suburban Houston to overflowing crowds. "We need to get down to one or two entrances into our schools". Kill people. ... The vast majority [of psychologists and psychiatrists] will tell you it leads them to become numb to violence, to have less empathy to their victims and be more aggressive. He is being held on capital murder charges.

And that's exactly why Zanis says he makes them - to give support to these grieving communities.

Delgado, a hairdresser and mother of two, remembers the day like a dream: a call from her best friend who couldn't find her children, running down the highway in her pajamas, passing screaming parents and teenagers covered in blood. "We have families that are broken apart, no fathers at home".

The two services unfolded a day after authorities officially released the names of the eight students and two teachers slain on Friday at Santa Fe High School, marking the fourth deadliest shooting at a public school in modern USA history.

Investigators believe Pagourtzis acted alone, a law enforcement official told CNN on Saturday.

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Her host family described their time with her as "a precious gift", saying they had even joined her in fasting during Ramadan.

"It's hard for me to be OK with thinking that I can have a life after this", she said.

She stood at her bedroom door for five minutes Saturday morning trying to work up the courage to turn the knob and re-enter a world she anxious would never feel safe or whole again.

"We are as shocked and confused as anyone else by these events that occurred", the statement said.

The mother of a survivor revealed that Pagourtzis, who killed 10 and - injured 13 more, taunted his victims yelling "woo hoo" and "are you dead?" as he took aim in an art classroom just after 8am.

Bland also said Pagourtzis came from what seemed to her like a strict household, where she said he barely had a social life.

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"Having a raffle of a shotgun, considering that a shotgun is what was used just two days ago to kill 10 of my peers, I frankly think that's disgusting, what Gov. Abbott is doing", said Jack Kappelman, a high school senior and an organizer for Austin March for Our Lives. During a press conference Monday at Santa Fe ISD's administration building, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset revealed more about the timeline between the moment the shooter opened fire and when and how long officers engaged the suspect.

Dimitrios Pagourtzis has confessed, police have said.

"Administration looked into these claims and confirmed that these reports are untrue", it said on Saturday in a statement.

Poehl said that there was no history of mental health issues with his client, though there may be "some indications of family history". "This has happened way too much", Wylie said.

"I hope that these discussions move us closer to real reform", Fletcher said Monday.

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