Dems Push For Gun Safety Bills; GOP Legislation In LimboDemocrats are renewing calls for gun safety legislation after Sunday's deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, but their pleas are falling on deaf ears in the Republican-controlled Congress.
Texas Senate Calls For Amending Constitution To Limit FedsThe Texas Senate has approved calling a "convention of states" that would amend the U.S. Constitution and impose things like a federal balanced budget requirement and term limits.
Gun Industry Seeks To Ease Restrictions On SilencersFor decades, buying a silencer for a firearm has been difficult. Now, emboldened by the election of President Trump, the gun industry has renewed a push in Congress to ease those restrictions.
Trump, On Defense, Blames Media For Second Amendment FlapOn the defensive once again, Donald Trump is blaming faulty interpretations and media bias for an uproar over his comments about the Second Amendment.
Appeals Court Says No Right To Carry Concealed Weapons Under 2nd AmendmentSays officials can require applicants for a concealed weapons permit to show they are in immediate danger or have another good reason for a permit beyond self-defense.
President Obama Starts 2016 With Fight Over Gun ControlPresident Barack Obama is slated to finalize a set of new executive actions tightening the nation's gun laws.
Gov. Abbott Signs Open Carry, Campus Carry Laws At Shooting RangeTwo controversial gun bills were signed Saturday by Gov. Greg Abbott. The governor signed the campus campus carry and open carry bills today at the Red's Indoor Range in Pflugerville. Prior to the signing, 44 states in the union had some form of an open carry law on the books.
Texas Lawmakers Want To Fine Some Who Post Signs Forbidding GunsThe Texas Legislature Saturday approved a bill that would forbid state or local government agencies from posting "no guns" signage. Official entities would be fined if they post signs that might intimidate gun license-holders who are within their rights to carry weapons.
Texas Lawmakers Debate 'Open Carry' BillThis legislative session opened looking like it would be the most firearms-friendly in years; Republican Rep. Larry Phillips' open carry bill will be considered Monday morning by the Senate State Affairs Committee.
Texas House Relaxes Airport Laws For Gun OwnersBring a gun to the airport, don't get arrested? In Texas, a new measure would protect gun owners from being arrested if a licensee is caught in security with a handgun.
Controversial "Campus Carry" Bill May Soon Be LawGov. Greg Abbott has indicated that he will sign the so-called "Campus Carry" bill, which could be expedited to the senate vis-a-vis an amendment to H.B. 910.
Texas Senate Approves Concealed Campus Carry Gun BillThe Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms, a day after passing a measure allowing open carry of guns most everywhere else in America's second most-populous state.