Report: Police officers in Uvalde had rifles earlier than known

The information is to be presented to a public Texas Senate hearing in Austin on Tuesday. Investigators say the latest information indicates officers had more than enough firepower and protection to take down the gunman long before they finally did, the outlets reported.

Report: Police in Uvalde had rifles earlier than known

Multiple police officers stood in a hallway at Robb Elementary School armed with rifles and at least one ballistic shield within 19 minutes of a gunman arriving at the campus, according to documents reviewed by the Austin American-Statesman, a devastating new revelation deepening questions about why police didn’t act faster to stop the shooter who killed 19 children and two teachers last month.

NY has new restrictive gun laws

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed 10 bills into law on Monday intended to strengthen the state's gun laws. Recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas prompted Hochul to move quickly on the bills.