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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.

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

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.

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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