The first primary of 2018 could offer a test of the re-energized gun-control movement, but the issue has not dominated races here in 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 because the attack hasn’t emerged as a decisive factor in the Texas campaign.
Back in November, a gunman killed more than two dozen people at a rural church in Sutherland Springs.