EFEUvalde, US

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Friday defended the right to own guns amid a reignited debate over arms control in the United States and national outrage after a teenage shooter killed 19 students and two teachers with his AR-15 semi-automatic rifle at an elementary school.

Known as one of the fiercest gun rights advocates, Abbott said it was "wrong" to focus the attention on arms ownership rights or revising the Second Amendment of the US Constitution that protects the right to bear arms.

He said he expected new laws in response to the shooting Tuesday that killed 21 people at the Robb Elementary School.

“Do we expect any laws to come out of this devastating crime? The answer is yes.” EFE