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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

In an online video, a North Texas gun rights activist pushing for legislation allowing Texans to openly carry guns tells legislators that treason is "punishable by death."

Open Carry Survives In Texas Despite Its Supporters

Jan 29, 2015
Bob Daemmrich / Texas Tribune

A day after Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick came close to declaring legislation permitting the open carry of handguns dead on arrival, a deluge of angry calls and comments from gun rights activists appears to have resurrected it.

Jennifer Whitney / Texas Tribune

Target has joined the growing list of stores asking customers to leave their guns at home. The retailer’s move this week comes after pictures circulated online of gun rights supporters bringing semiautomatic rifles into stores in North Texas and elsewhere.  

Rodger Mallison / Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Some 11,000 Republicans headed to their state convention in Fort Worth on Thursday will be greeted by armed protesters as they enter the convention center.

Nearly 300,000 Texans Signed Up For Obamacare

Mar 12, 2014
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: More Texans signing up for Obamacare; Guns on Sixth Street during SXSW; Sing the national anthem at AT&T Stadium; and more.


Texas gets a failing grade when it comes to passing gun legislation aimed at preventing violence, according a new study by two gun regulation groups.

Gun Control: What Are You Willing To Give Up?

Feb 12, 2013

Recent mass shootings have brought calls for new gun laws and other efforts to curb violence.  Commentator Chris Tucker says that one defining aspect of American culture will make such changes very difficult.

BJ Austin, KERA

On Young Street in downtown Dallas a gun buyback on Saturday became a bidding war.

Byron Zarabbi

Groups across the country and in North Texas have been organizing gun buybacks for decades. But one local program stands out: the guns collected are turned into art.

At a White House event with children who wrote him letters after the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., President Obama today said the nation cannot wait any longer to do what can be done to reduce gun violence.

Courtney Collins / KERA News

Strolling through the Dallas Safari Club’s annual convention is like picking a path through the jungle.

BJ Austin / KERA News

A group of Dallas County leaders is calling on state lawmakers to spend more money on mental health. The call comes after years of budget cuts and the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Office of Rep. Villalba

Incoming North Dallas Representative Jason Villalba wants school teachers or staff to carry handguns as a “last line of defense.” But  opponents think that’s a bad idea.

David Chong / KERA News

Nowhere is the gun lobby stronger than in Texas. But even in Lone Star country, the Connecticut school shootings have sparked debate over new restrictions on owning assault weapons.