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Houston Mayor Says He Can’t Cancel NRA Convention After School Massacre

Greg Abbott attends a news conference following the mass shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas.

Greg Abbott attends a news conference following the mass shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas.

Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner rebuffed city council urgings to cancel the upcoming National Rifle Association convention on concern the fourth-largest US city would face lawsuits.

Turner also criticized pro-gun politicians planning to speak at the NRA gathering just days after 21 people, mostly children, were gunned down in South Texas in the worst US school massacre in almost a decade. Former President Donald Trump, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Senator Ted Cruz are among the Republican luminaries scheduled to address the event.