Weapons

Texas State Capitol

Bill Would Protect Play Guns, Even ‘Pop Tart Guns’

A South Texas lawmaker proposes protecting from school punishment students through fifth grade who use their hands, toys, even food items to mimic guns.

12/02/2014

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Police Say Downtown Austin Shooter Harbored Extremist Views

A Texas man who shot up downtown Austin buildings and tried to the burn the Mexican Consulate before he was gunned down by police harbored extremist right-wing views and appeared to be planning a broader […]

12/01/2014

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Texas Proposes Alcohol Sales At Some Gun Shows

A Texas agency wants to allow alcohol sales at gun shows that meet certain requirements, including not allowing live ammunition.

08/08/2014

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Court Hands Open Carry Group Victory Over City Of Arlington

The open carry movement won a major victory Monday in federal court. A judge ruled the City of Arlington can’t enforce a law used to keep demonstrators off the streets — at least for now.

CBSDFW.COM–07/14/2014

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Photos Clicked In Texas Draw Target Into Gun Rights Fight

Swift reaction after some customers recently shopped at a Texas grocery store while carrying guns. Target is the latest business in the cross-hairs of a gun rights fight after a group brought firearms into a North Texas store.

CBSDFW.COM–06/04/2014

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More Corporations Taking Action As Open Carry Debate Rages

Orchestrated, videotaped, and primed to be provocative — open carry demonstrations in restaurants have become increasingly common. Critics say customers’ growing discomfort with the armed patrons have forced corporations to take action.

CBS 11–05/28/2014

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City Of Arlington To Discuss Open Carry Ban At Meetings

A gun issue on tonight’s Arlington City Council agenda is expected to draw OpenCarry advocates. Council member Charle Parker says they’re considering a ban on any weapons at their public meetings.

04/22/2014

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Abbott: Armed School Employees OK Under Texas Law

Attorney General Greg Abbott says Texas school districts that authorize employees to carry handguns aren’t violating state law.

04/18/2014

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Facebook Does About Face On Private Gun Sale Policy

A gun deal going down in minutes, the CBS 11 I-Team showed you how easy it is to buy and sell guns on social media sites, with very little oversight. Now, Facebook, which also owns Instagram, says they’re making some big changes.

CBS 11–03/05/2014

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Booming Social Media Gun Groups Make Private Sales Easy

No waiting, no hassle, and no background checks… If you want to buy a gun you could go to a store and jump through hoops or you just jump online.

CBS 11–02/18/2014

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Local Collectors Help Keep Veterans’ Memories Alive

As the years pass there are fewer and fewer World War II veterans left to tell their stories. But some dedicated collectors are using weapons of war as a window into the past, to keep the veterans’ memories alive.

CBS 11–11/11/2013

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TSA To Allow Small Knives, Bats, Clubs On Planes

Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes beginning next month under a policy change announced Tuesday by the head of the Transportation Security Administration.

03/05/2013

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