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Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Audio: New security measures taking root in Texas schools

It has been one year since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Texas lawmakers and school districts are among those who have re-examined security protocols after the shootings.

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Jesse James sets up gun shop near Dripping Springs

Following efforts by Gov. Rick Perry to convince gun manufacturers to relocate to Texas, a celebrity firearm maker has set up shop here, citing the state’s pro-Second Amendment attitude.

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

College ‘campus carry’ bill locked,
but not loaded, in committee

State Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, said he is "disappointed and frustrated" that Senate Criminal Justice Committee Chairman John Whitmire, D-Houston, has not scheduled a hearing for his bill to allow people with concealed handgun licenses to carry...

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.

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