Texas bill requiring 10-year prison sentences for gun felonies faces opposition from criminal justice and firearm advocates

Posted on · Under Senate Bill 23, authored by Houston Republican Joan Huffman, all felonies involving a gun would incur a mandatory 10-year prison sentence. It’s meant to curb crime, despite the lack of correlation between harsher sentences and crime rates.

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“I’m so scared”: 911 recordings reveal fear and urgency of those trapped in Uvalde elementary school

Posted on · Audio obtained by The Texas Tribune and ProPublica shows just how long police and dispatchers likely knew that children and teachers were in danger before taking action at Robb Elementary School.