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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.

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Open-carry advocates see hope in Abbott proposal

For years, supporters of open-carry gun laws have pleaded with lawmakers to allow Texans to bear their arms openly in public. With the front-running Republican gubernatorial candidate proposing open carry laws, many supporters believe the time has...

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Audio: GOP push to loosen gun laws may rankle law enforcement

Top GOP candidates in Texas have been burnishing their Second Amendment credentials by expressing support for looser gun laws, like the ability to carry firearms openly. But Republicans' efforts could put them at odds with law enforcement groups.

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Armed protesters rally at Alamo over gun restrictions

More than a thousand people, many sporting rifles and other long guns, turned out at the Alamo on Saturday for a protest over local, state and federal gun restrictions, according to organizers' estimates.

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Campus carry gets early ok from House on ‘gun day’

Texas colleges, universities and public schools could see more firearm-carrying students or authorities under two gun rights expansion bills that got preliminary approval in the House on Saturday.

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...

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Wentworth blasts Straus over campus carry

State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, attacked House speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, today for using what he called undue influence last night to strip an amendment from a fiscal matter's bill that would allow concealed handguns...

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