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Texas GOP ‘Buying Time’ on Gun Limits, Houston Mayor Says

Sylvester Turner, mayor of Houston.

Sylvester Turner, mayor of Houston.

Photographer: Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg
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Texas Republicans are wasting a valuable opportunity to enact gun-safety legislation just weeks before kids return to classrooms, said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

The Democratic leader of America’s fourth-biggest city called on Governor Greg Abbott to convene a special legislative session to raise the age limit for buying guns, expanding funding for mental- health services and other measures.