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

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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A Texas bill proposed by Houston Republican Joan Huffman would require a 10-year prison sentence for people who use a gun while committing a felony.