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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Loudly Booed By Crowd As He Arrives At Uvalde Shooting Memorial

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Loudly Booed By Crowd As He Arrives At Uvalde Shooting Memorial

Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott was loudly booed by the crowd as he arrived at a memorial to honor the lives of those killed last week in the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

Abbott and his office have faced significant criticism following the murders of 19 children and two teachers, an event that has once again sparked a national conversation about gun control measures.

Video from the memorial shows that multiple people booed at Abbott and that others shouted at him, imploring him to do something.

You can watch what happened in the videos below.

Abbott is widely considered responsible for loosening gun restrictions in the state of Texas, making it even easier for individuals to obtain assault-style weapons.

Authorities identified the shooter as an 18-year-old male who was a resident of Uvalde and a student at Uvalde High School. He purchased two semi-automatic rifles through a local gun store earlier this month, just days after his birthday.

Last year, Abbott signed a law that loosened gun restrictions, allowing individuals who are 18 years or older to legally purchase long guns, which include shotguns and rifles.

The response to Abbott's appearance lies in stark contrast to the warm welcome that President Joe Biden has received in Uvalde, coming after he consoled the victims and families of those who were killed by a White supremacist during a mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York earlier this month.

Many have heaped more criticism on him as the the toll of the shooting continues to be felt nationwide

Last week, Abbott sparked outrage after saying the mass shooting "could have been worse," adding that "Texans must come together and support the families who have been affected by this horrific tragedy."

Abbott also dismissed calls for stronger gun control laws while bringing up a conservative talking point about crimes in liberal urban centers, saying that "there are more people who are shot every weekend in Chicago than there are in schools in Texas."