Senate committee on mass violence to meet again Wednesday

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AUSTIN, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – The Senate select committee on mass violence prevention and community safety is slated to meet again this week.

According to a release, the committee will meet in Austin on Wednesday morning. During the meeting, lawmakers will hear public testimony,

Earlier this month, the committee met in both Odessa and El Paso, two communities that have experienced mass shootings first hand.

The meetings proved to be a back-and-forth between lawmakers, local leaders and community members on how to prevent future mass violence.

Some of the solutions included addressing mental illness and providing law enforcement with the tools they need.

The Wednesday meeting will be held at the State Capitol at 10 a.m.

You can live-stream the meeting here: https://senate.texas.gov/av-live.php.

The House Select Committee on mass violence prevention is also making the rounds across the state. House reps. will be in Odessa on Nov. 7 to discuss the same topic with the community. That meeting will take place at Odessa College.

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