Shootings aren't big factor in nation's first 2018 primary

Shootings aren't big factor in nation's first 2018 primary

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The first primary of 2018 could offer a test of the re-energized gun-control movement, but the issue has not dominated races in gun-loving Texas, which recently endured a massacre that was deadlier than the Florida high school shooting.
  
The Texas primary is on Tuesday. It might be expected to give some early indication of whether voter attitudes toward weapons have changed since a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
  
But that now seems less likely. The attack has not emerged as a decisive factor in the Texas campaign. The state has some of the most relaxed gun laws in the U.S.
  
Back in November, a gunman killed more than two dozen people at a rural church in tiny Sutherland Springs, Texas.

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