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Should Military-Style Firearms Like the One Used in Orlando Still Be Legal?

Posted on · Four different gun-control measures failed to pass the US Senate Monday (June 20, 2016). The measures, in response to the deadly Orlando nightclub mass shooting, came from both sides of the aisle. They included proposed changes to background checks for gun purchases, expanding background checks to include private sales of firearms at gun shows and […]

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Gun Control Debate and Eradicating Mosquitoes: Wednesday’s Show (June 22, 2016)

Posted on · Four different gun-control measures failed to pass the U.S. Senate Monday (June 20, 2016). The measures, in response to the deadly Orlando nightclub mass shooting, came from both sides of the aisle. They included proposed changes to background checks for gun purchases, expanding background checks to include private sales of firearms at gun shows and […]

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Houstonians React to the Orlando Shooting

Posted on · Candlelight vigils continue here in Houston –Â one by The Montrose Center and Legacy Community Health tonight (June 13, 2016) and another by the city of Houston Wednesday at sundown — in memory of 49 people killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. early Sunday morning. It’s the deadliest mass shooting in modern American […]

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Your Reactions to the Orlando Shooting: Monday’s Show (June 13, 2016)

Posted on · Candlelight vigils continue here in Houston –Â one by The Montrose Center and Legacy Community Health tonight (June 13, 2016) and another by the city of Houston Wednesday at sundown — in memory of 49 people killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. early Sunday morning. It’s the deadliest mass shooting in modern American […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

HISD Fires Superintendent Search Firm, and Unpaid Student Loans: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From HISD naming Ken Huewitt interim superintendent and firing the search firm they'd just hired in December to find a replacement for outgoing Superintendent Terry Grier…to the University of Texas deciding to ban concealed handguns in dormitories but allowing them in classrooms…to a story blown out of proportion about a Houston man being arrested for […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Listeners Weigh in on Planned Parenthood and Open Carry Discussions

Posted on · And now, some of your recent comments: Planned Parenthood Teresa wrote us following our panel's discussion on The Good, The Bad and The Ugly about a Harris County grand jury's decision not to indict Planned Parenthood, but rather to indict the anti-abortion activists who sought to trap the organization in an undercover video sting. She […]

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The Unintended Consequences of Texas’ Open Carry Law

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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Would Banning Guns in Dorms Violate the New Campus Carry Law?

Posted on · Texas’ many publicly funded colleges and universities are in the midst of forming their policies for how the state’s new campus carry law will be implemented at their respective campuses (private schools have the ability to opt out of the law). While universities are not allowed to come up with a plan that would "generally […]

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Area Colleges Prepare for Campus Carry

Posted on · In August of next year (Aug. 1, 2016), the state’s new campus carry law takes effect. Passed in the legislative session this past spring, it will allow those with concealed handgun permits (who are required to be 21 and older) to carry concealed weapons on some college campuses. Private schools have the ability to opt […]