JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – After Tuesday’s mass shooting at a Texas school, Mississippi lawmakers stressed the importance of expanding mental health resources and further toughening gun laws.

The latest case of mass gun violence at a Texas elementary school comes less than two weeks after the Buffalo supermarket shooting.

Mississippi lawmakers told WJTV 12 News that it’s an uphill battle to curtail peoples access to guns in the Magnolia State.

“A lot of opponents to gun reform talk about the sacred right of bearing arms. What about the sacred right of an elementary child? To be able to go to school safely?” questioned State Senator John Horhn (D-District 26).

On Wednesday, May 25th, Governor Tate Reeves (R-Miss.) ordered flags to half-staff in honor and remembrance of the victims of the deadly shooting.

“It’s another terrible act of gun violence,” said State Senator Chad McMahan (R- District 6).

“This is one of those times where we have to remind ourselves that guns and knives don’t kill people. People kill people using guns and knives,” McMahan said.

“We need to put more oversight behind these gun shows that come through here. A lot of these weapons in Jackson, I know for a fact are being bought at the gun show,” said State Representative Bo Brown (D- District 70).