Texas Republicans Are Vowing To Defy Any New Federal Gun Rules. Experts Say It’s Largely A Symbolic Gesture

The push to steel Texas against new federal rules comes as gun violence nationwide — including a recent shooting in Bryan — has sparked Democrats to call for an assault weapons ban and stronger background checks, among other changes.

Callie Ricmond for The Texas Tribune
Texas Republican leaders are promoting a bill that would make Texas a “Second Amendment sanctuary state and prohibit state and local law enforcement from enforcing certain federal gun rules being pushed by Democrats in Washington, D.C.

Sanctuary for gun rights

Federal push for gun control

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