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What Are Gun Rights And Gun Regulation Issues Facing Texas – And The Country?

Today, we discuss gun safety, violence and policy, as well as social justice.


The Transportation Security Administration said the 4,432 guns seized at checkpoints in 2019 were the most in the agency’s history.


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This past weekend, mass shootings occurred across the country – with fatalities in Chicago, Portland, South Florida, Cleveland, Indianapolis and New Orleans.

Meanwhile, a federal judge has overturned California’s longtime ban on assault weapons – in a ruling last Friday that likened the AR-15 to a Swiss Army knife.

Closer to home, here in Texas, a permitless carry bill is waiting to be signed into law by the Governor.

Today, we continue our on-going conversation – and coverage of – gun violence and policies.

We'll also look at social justice, racial equity and policing.

Experts from the University of Houston and South Texas College of Law Houston will join us to field your calls.

Guests are:

Dr. Elwyn C. Lee

  • Vice President for Community Relations and Institutional Access, at the University of Houston
  • Co-Chair of the Racial, Equity and Social Justice Committee
  • Panelist on the virtual forum, George Floyd: Where Are We After One Year?

Dr. Sandra Guerra Thompson

Charles “Rocky” Rhodes

  • Professor of Law & constitutional law expert at South Texas College of Law Houston

Dru Stevenson

  • Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law Houston
  • He teaches Administrative Law/Regulation, Legislation, among other areas

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Catherine Lu

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While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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