AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The vice chairman of a new Texas House committee that’s addressing issues related to gun violence says some of its Republican members have received death threats.
Democratic state Rep. Poncho Nevarez said Wednesday the lawmakers were targeted “by people who do not want to see any movement on gun issues.” Nevarez declined to comment on who the lawmakers were.READ MORE: North Texas Woman Whose Unborn Child Could Not Be Saved Shares Personal Abortion Story
Republican Rep. Drew Darby told the San Angelo Standard-Times two committee members received death threats.READ MORE: Texas Secretary of State’s Office Releases New Information On Audit of 2020 Election
The committee was formed last week in response to two mass shootings that occurred in Texas last month.MORE NEWS: Armed Woman Dies Following Allen Police Officer-Involved Shooting In Wendy's Parking
On Aug. 31, gunman Seth Ator killed seven while driving in the area of Midland-Odessa, firing randomly at people. In El Paso less than a month earlier, a gunman targeting Mexicans killed 22 people at a Walmart.