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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott suggests improving voluntary background checks for person-to-person gun sales

By Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune On the heels of two deadly mass shootings last month, Gov. Greg Abbott proposed a series of ideas to the Texas Legislature on Thursday aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of people who should not … Continue reading

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El Paso Shooting Suspect Said He Ordered His AK-47 And Ammo From Overseas

By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune When the alleged gunman walked into an El Paso Walmart earlier this month to carry out the worst massacre of Hispanic people in recent American history, he went in with an assault weapon he said … Continue reading

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Austin-Based Company Says It Will Send 3D-Printable Gun Files Directly To Customers

The Austin-based company at the center of a lawsuit over 3D-printable guns will send plans directly to customers, its founder said Tuesday, a day after a federal judge blocked the State Department from letting the company publish the files online … Continue reading

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Austin-Based 3D-Printable Guns Meet Opposition From 21 States – And Trump

Austin-based firm Defense Distributed published designs over the weekend for 3D-printable guns that can be fabricated at home and would be virtually untraceable. So far, hundreds have downloaded the files, but a handful of attorneys general are seeking to block the … Continue reading

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Can A ‘Red Flag’ Gun Law Fly In A Red State?

State representatives on Monday began discussing whether a “red flag” law giving courts the ability to remove guns from a person considered dangerous would work in Texas.

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Why Don’t We Regulate Semiautomatic Guns The Same Way We Regulate Automatic Ones?

As Texas debates what, if any, steps should be taken to prevent mass shootings in the state, we asked our audience what questions they had about guns in schools. A common question was whether why regulations on automatic weapons differ … Continue reading

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At Gun Control Meeting With Trump, Cornyn Pushes For Action On Background Checks

At a bipartisan White House meeting on gun violence Wednesday, President Donald Trump pressed Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas and other lawmakers to come together and create “one great piece of legislation” to address background checks on gun sales, … Continue reading

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Details Released From Investigation Into Alpine School Shooting

The Alpine Police Department released new details on Tuesday about the recent shooting at Alpine high school that left one student dead and one injured. In a statement yesterday, the department said the 14-year-old freshman girl who shot and injured a … Continue reading

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Shooting at Alpine High School Leaves One Dead, One Injured

Updated to include a comment from the Marathon Motel indicating a reported bomb threat there was the result of a misunderstanding. A seemingly average Thursday morning in small-town Alpine, TX turned traumatic after a 14-year-old female freshman student shot and injured … Continue reading

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Sul Ross Dean of Student Life: Campus Carry “Probably Doesn’t” Lead to Safer Environment

The Dean of Student Life at Sul Ross State University in Alpine said in an interview Monday that while he personally believes Texas’ new “campus carry” law is “pretty convoluted”, has “a lot of flaws” and “probably doesn’t” make for … Continue reading

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