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Protests planned as NRA convention arrives in Houston (May 27, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Protests are planned this weekend as the National Rifle Association's annual convention takes place in Houston just days after the school shooting in Uvalde. We learn who's speaking at this year's event and what to expect from activists outside the George R. Brown Convention Center.

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.

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

Posted on · 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.

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The Unintended Consequences of Open Carry: Monday’s Show (February 1, 2016)

Posted on · Open carry has been in effect in the state of Texas for a month now. The new law allows concealed handgun license holders to carry pistols openly. But private businesses can ban it on their premises, providing — at every entrance — they post 30.07 signs, so named for the statute which requires them. Those […]

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Gun Culture in Texas and Summer Melt: Wednesday’s show (July 29, 2015)

Posted on · If you live in Texas, you must be a gun owner, right? Everyone is, after all. Except…no. Everyone isn’t. In fact, a recent study suggests while Texas has slightly higher than average gun ownership rates, gun owners are, in fact, the overwhelming minority. According to the report published last month in the health journal Injury […]

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