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Uvalde shooting victim’s family pushes for Sen. Cruz to support federal ban on assault weapons

SAN ANTONIO – It’s been over three months because the tragic shooting in Uvalde claimed the lives of 19 youngsters and two academics. Families at the moment are working towards a objective of getting a federal ban on assault weapons handed.

The family of Alexandria “Lexi” Aniyah Rubio spoke with Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday, asking for his support.

“Lexi” Rubio was an honor roll pupil with a fiery character whose life was reduce quick at Robb Elementary School on May 24.

Her dad and mom, Felix Rubio and Kimberly Mata-Rubio, confirmed Cruz a photograph of their daughter inside her “child-size casket” and requested the senator for his support of the federal ban.


Cruz declined the Rubio family’s plea of support. Instead, he stated he will probably be supporting the rise of legislation enforcement presence on faculty campuses.

Mata-Rubio shared a photograph on social media concerning the interplay with the senator. The publish had reached hundreds of likes and continues to develop.

A spokesperson from the office of Sen. Cruz despatched KSAT the next assertion relating to the social media publish:

“Today, Sen. Cruz met with the Mata-Rubios and he saw firsthand the pain and grief that the unspeakable violence at Robb Elementary school caused. After meeting with them, Sen. Cruz went to the Senate floor to fight for his school safety legislation. Unfortunately, Senate Democrats blocked it with no explanation of why they don’t support doubling the number of police officers in schools, hiring 15,000 school-based mental health professionals, and increasing the physical security for children in schools.”

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