With 180 gun bills in the Texas legislature, groups hope for common ground

With 180 gun bills in the Texas legislature, groups hope for common ground

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Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. AUSTIN (KXAN) — Reaching common ground on common-sense gun laws is what Texas Gun Sense and lawmakers who joined them in the Texas Capitol Tuesday morning hope to achieve this legislative session. Three Austin representatives — Rep. Vikki Goodwin (D-Austin), Rep. Donna Howard (D-Austin), Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) — and Rep. Alfonso "Poncho" Nevarez (D-Eagle Pass) stood and spoke alongside members of the nonprofit that says it advocates for "common-sense, evidence-based policies to reduce gun injuries and deaths." Texas legislature tackles gun rules This session is sporting over 180 bills related to guns. The advocacy group deems over 30 of those as "key good bills;" 10 are from the Senate and over 20 are from the House. The list ranges from a variety of topics including "safe storage" to disarming domestic abusers. Some of the bills Texas Gun Sense touts on its list as "good" are among those on the National Rifle Association’s list of bills it says restrict Second Amendment rights. That non-profit, which advocates for the right to own firearms, opposes two of Dallas Democrat Rep. Rafael Anchia’s bills that made it on the Texas Gun Sense list: HB 1163, which lets municipalities set their own open carry regulations; and HB 1169 which would not allow someone to sell a firearm at a gun show without using a licensed dealer. The Texas State Rifle Association Political Action Committee, which […]

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