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Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Texas officials criticize Obama’s executive order on guns

Texas' elected leaders lashed out Tuesday at President Obama's executive orders prompting more background checks during gun purchases. But those officials offered no specifics on how they planned to fight Obama's actions.

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Gun control just got stricter? Come to Texas

Gov. Rick Perry speaks wistfully — almost lovingly — about a rifle he recently fired while he was at a range in Leander owned by the manufacturer LaRue Tactical. “I’m incredibly passionate about a well-made piece of...

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Amid bills and debate, another campus shooting

News of multiple gunshot victims at the North Houston campus of Lone Star College on Tuesday will likely weigh heavily on the minds of Texas lawmakers as they prepare to consider multiple bills relating to campus safety.

Monday, December 31st, 2012

To beef up school security, lawmakers turn to firearms

While the federal government and other states ponder more rigorous gun control laws following the shootings at a Connecticut elementary school, some legislators in Texas have taken the opposite approach. They have emphasized the need to make...

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Audio: Study suggests Castle Doctrine increases homicides

States that embrace so-called Castle Doctrine laws experience a 7 to 9 percent increase in overall homicides, according to a new Texas A&M University study. ERA SUNDAR of KUT News reports on whether Texas' law is living...

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