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Why 18-Year-Olds In Texas Can Buy AR-15s But Not Handguns
This week’s massacre in Uvalde, Texas, highlights disparities in how federal laws regulate rifles and handguns. The shooter bought two rifles days after his 18th birthday.
Abbott Will Send Video Address To NRA Convention Instead Of Going In-Person
INSIDE: Bidens' Uvalde Visit ... Cheney ... McCarthy
Guns, Abortion, Student Loans and Salience

I favor licensing of gun use and ownership on the model of drivers’ licensing and automobile registration, but I want to comment instead on the politics of gun control. In the wake of this latest school massacre, Democrats and a handful of Republicans may pass something, but it is unlikely they will get sixty votes for a measure that might actually curtail gun use. It’s a question of salience — and similar considerations apply to the politics of student loans and abortion.

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Cruz Blames Uvalde Shooting On School Having More Than One Door
INSIDE: Pennsylvania GOP Senate Race ... Sinema ... The Onion
Where Things Stand: The Dark, Familiar Parallels Found In The NRA Response To Columbine
This is your TPM evening briefing.

Just a few days after gunmen entered Columbine High School in 1999 and murdered 13 students and adults, the National Rifle Association found itself in a situation darkly similar to what we’re seeing play out this week.

At the time, the gun group had plans to hold their annual national gathering just a few days after the school shooting that rocked a generation of Americans. And it was set to take place a few miles away from the scene of the massacre, in Denver.

As is the case today, NRA leaders ultimately opted to carry on with the planned convention, concerned that canceling it would rob officials of the opportunity to own the organization’s response to the tragedy, which was the deadliest school shooting during that decade in America.

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Texas GOPers Scheduled To Attend NRA Convention In Houston
INSIDE: Fake GOP Election Audits ... 'Great Replacement' ... Psaki
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