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Police waited 48 minutes in school before pursuing shooter

Students trapped inside a classroom with a gunman repeatedly called 911 during this week's attack on a Texas elementary school, including one who pleaded, 'Please send the police now,' as nearly 20 officers waited in the hallway for more than 45 minutes, authorities said Friday.

A woman reacts as she pays her respects at a memorial site for the victims killed in this week's elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Thursday, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Amid protests, NRA meets in Texas after school massacre

The U.S. National Rifle Association began its annual convention in Houston amid protests Friday, three days after a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school on the other side of the state, renewing the national debate over gun violence.

Outside of the exhibit halls at the NRA Annual Meeting held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, on May 26, 2022. (Michael Wyke / AP)

New federal firearms bill will be introduced on Monday: Lametti

Federal Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino will table new firearms legislation on Monday, according to his colleague Justice Minister David Lametti. In an interview with CTV's Question Period that will air on Sunday, Lametti pointed to the advance notice given to the House of Commons, and confirmed the plan is to see the new bill unveiled shortly after MPs return to the Commons on May 30.

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino looks on as Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, February 16, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

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