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GOP-Controlled State Legislatures Passing Wave Of Bills Expanding Gun Rights

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

The Texas state Senate gave preliminary approval Monday to legislation that would allow licensed handgun owners to visibly bear their firearms, in a m...

Let's Call 'Open Carry' Gun Gangs What They Are

Bob Cesca | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Carrying loaded -- or even unloaded -- military-style weapons that are intentionally designed to look like props from a Michael Bay movie goes light years beyond peaceably protesting -- and merges into being ominous, sneering intimidation of innocent people.

Gun Activists Hit Target With Another Rally

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business

Open-carry gun activists are once again staking out their ground at Target. Rifle-strapped protesters from the gun rights group Open Carry Texas ra...

Ben Hallman

Pro-Gun Group Backs Down After Chipotle Rally Backfires | Ben Hallman | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business

A Texas gun rights group has notified members that they are to "immediately cease" taking shotguns and rifles into private businesses unless invited t...

Free Gun Initiative Begins In Houston Neighborhood

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

HOUSTON -- Houston resident Cheryl Strain's inexperience with guns was apparent as she struggled to load shells into a 20-gauge shotgun. Over the pie...

Texas Senate Approves Measure Allowing Guns In Cars On College Campuses

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.01.2013 | College

Gun rights advocates experienced a win Tuesday when the Texas Senate voted to allow students to keep guns in their cars on college campuses. The b...

Colbert Mocks Texas Gun Right Fanatics

Posted 03.05.2013 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert used Monday's show to bring attention to an important issue: Texas gun laws. Rep. Dan Flynn is pushing for a bill that would elimin...

Hunter Stuart

Texas Bill Would Establish Tax Holiday For Guns and Ammo | Hunter Stuart | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

A lawmaker in Texas has introduced a bill that would enact a tax holiday for guns, ammunition and hunting supplies for one day of the year. That d...

Another State Proposes Questionable Ban On Bans

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

A newly elected Republican state legislator in Texas has proposed legislation making it illegal to enforce a federal gun ban in the state. State R...

Dad Poses As Gunman To Test School Security

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.15.2013 | Crime

A Texas dad approached a greeter at his child's elementary school last Wednesday, claimed he had a gun, and said, "You're dead." Police say 44-year...

Texas Lt. Gov. Wants State To Pay To Arm, Train Teachers

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called Friday for state-funded, specialized firearms training for teachers and administrators to g...

Alice Hines

Texas Gun Store Owner Offers Teachers Discount After Newtown Shooting | Alice Hines | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business

One outspoken Texas gun store owner is offering local teachers a 10 percent discount to attend his concealed carry handgun classes in light of the New...

The Big (Beautiful) Bang

Posted 04.17.2012 | Arts

Deborah Bay takes close up photographs of bullet holes. Yet far from looking like evidence or documentation, her macro-photography captures abstract f...

Gun Debate Is Personal At University Of Texas

Posted 06.03.2011 | College

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - University of Texas junior Sonia Escot was studying at her usual first-floor spot at a campus library on that morning la...

Lucia Graves

Shooting Survivors Decry Texas Guns-On-Campus Bill | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite emotional testimony from survivors of the 1966 University of Texas shooting, Texas state senators appeared poised Tuesday afternoon to send to...

Draft Of Texas Guns On Campus Bill Moves To House Vote

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A draft of the bill that would permit students to carry guns on state campuses has been approved and will head to the Texas House, the Associated Pres...

Texas Poised To Pass Bill Allowing Guns On Campus

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas is preparing to give college students and professors the right to carry guns on campus, adding momentum to a national camp...

Guns On CAMPUS, Texas Senate Allows

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AP -- Texas concealed handgun license holders could carry weapons into public college classrooms and dorms under a bill given preliminary approval Tue...

Texas School District To Let Teachers Carry Concealed Firearms

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARROLD, Texas — A tiny Texas district will allow teachers and staff members to carry concealed firearms to deter and protect against school sho...