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Sometimes, we have to call it as we see it.

After the Uvalde tragedy, it was hard to talk about. Until Texas Observer senior staff writer and associate editor Gus Bova found the words, and said what many were feeling–that Governor Greg Abbott wasn't going to do anything to curb gun violence. Indeed, throughout his terms in office, the governor's agenda has led to the proliferation of even more gun violence in Texas.

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