Sister of victim and pediatrician testify during congressional hearing on the mass school shooting at Robb elementary

The sister of one of the young victims killed in the Uvalde school shooting earlier this year, as well as the city’s only pediatrician, pleaded for stricter gun laws during a congressional hearing on gun violence on Thursday.

The hearing, titled “Examining Uvalde: The Search for Bipartisan Solutions to Gun Violence”, was hosted by the House of Representatives committee on the judiciary in Washington.

At the hearing, Faith Mata, whose 10-year-old sister, Tess, was killed on 24 May during the shooting at Robb elementary school along with 18 other students and two teachers, urged lawmakers to consider tougher gun control.

“It hurts. I lost my better half,” said Mata. “We will never know how scared she was in that last classroom.”

Source: Family of Uvalde victim urge Congress for tougher gun laws: ‘When is enough enough?’

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