Dem interrupts Greg Abbott presser to demand action on gun safety: ‘You have to do something man’
Texas Governor Greg Abbott holding a press conference in 2018. (

The Democrat who represents Uvalde in the Texas State Senate interrupted a Friday press conference held by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott to demand he call the legislature back for a special session on gun safety legislation.

During the press conference, as Abbott was talking about Texas having a long history of allowing 18-year-olds to buy long guns, state Sen. Roland Gutierrez seized the floor.

"My colleagues are asking for a special session, you are getting a letter tomorrow," Gutierrez announced.

"The Senate Democratic Caucus, we have asked for changes, I'm asking you now. I apologize for interrupting your press conference about the needs of this community," he added.

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Prior to the press conference, Gutierrez was interviewed by CNN. “There’s no way in the world that an 18-year-old kid should access a militarized weapon like it happened in this situation,” he said. “And I put that on people that are in power in Texas.”

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Sen Roland Gutierrez