Gun violence prevention is a top issue for Democrats, Republicans, and Latino voters
For Immediate Release: November 17, 2023
TEXAS – U.S. Senate candidate Roland Gutierrez’s campaign stopped in Laredo, Houston, and Floresville this week. Gutierrez joined gun safety advocates to announced a first-of-its-kind weapons buyback program in San Antonio and reacted to graphic images from the Uvalde massacre in the Washington Post.
Gutierrez spent Monday night in Laredo, visiting with Democrats from Webb County to talk about Texas broken systems and how to fix them together.
“Gun violence is the leading cause of death of our children. We have to do something now. Families across Texas in Uvalde, Allen, Santa Fe and Sutherland Springs are fighting back for a future without gun violence. So should we. Everything in this state that’s suppose to work for people, provide safety, and provide a pathway to the middle class is broken. In the U.S. Senate, I will fight to fix everything that is broken, starting with common-sense gun legislation,” said Roland Gutierrez.
In San Antonio, Gutierrez joined gun safety advocates and local elected officials in announcing a first-ever weapons buyback program from the city of San Antonio.
In a campaign stop in Houston Thursday morning, Gutierrez spoke with KHOU about the disturbing graphic images from the Uvalde massacre and other mass shootings appearing in the Washington Post.
“The country needs to have a realistic understanding of what is happening in our country with regard to mass shootings. We need to get weapons of war out of our communities. The cops in Uvalde weren’t afraid of the shooter, they were afraid because of the AR-15.”
Gutierrez concluded Thursday in Floresville, meeting with the local Democratic party members. Gutierrez will stop in El Paso on Saturday for a meeting with local Democratic activists and elected officials.
About Roland Gutierrez
Roland is a Texas State Senator who fights for working families from San Antonio to Uvalde and the Texas Border. Before his time in the Senate, Gutierrez was a small business owner, a City Councilman, a State House Representative, and currently works as an attorney. Gutierrez has gained over 40 endorsements in his bid for U.S. Senate.
The son of Mexican immigrants, Roland has spent his entire career fighting to create real change for communities across Texas – from fixing infrastructure to lowering the cost of healthcare. That’s exactly the kind of fight he’ll bring to the U.S. Senate. Roland and his wife Sarah are raising their two daughters in San Antonio, Texas.