firearms

Solutions:

  • Require a background check prior to the transfer of a firearm between unlicensed individuals
  • Require gun owners to obtain a license, register their firearms, or report lost or stolen firearms (similar to 11 states)
  • Require firearms dealers to obtain a state license (similar to 14 states)
  • Impose a minimum age of 18 for the purchase of ammunition (Texas constitution prohibits minors from purchasing firearms)
  • Impose a minimum age of 18 for the possession of a handgun (similar to 11 states)
  • Strengthen domestic violence laws and close loopholes for domestic abusers that own firearms and ammunition
  • Ban large capacity ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds (similar to 9 states)
  • Alert Survivors When Domestic Abusers Try To Buy A Gun

Texas Constitution
Code – Penal Code
Chapter – 30 Burglary and Criminal Trespass
Section – 30.06 Trespass by License Holder with a Concealed Handgun
Section – 30.07 Trespass by License Holder with an Openly Carried Handgun
Chapter – 46 Weapons

Code – Local Government Code
Chapter – 235 County Regulation of Matters Relating to Explosives and Weapons
Section – 235.022 Authority to Regulate
Chapter – 342 Municipal Fire Protection

Newsweek – Oregon Becomes Eighth State to Expand Background Checks on All Gun Sales

Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence – Universal Background Checks & the “Private” Sale Loophole Policy Summary

Washington Monthly – Semi-Closing the Private Sale Loophole in the Brady Law

Wired – Why America Still Doesn’t Have Any Good Data on Guns

Thinkprogress – The NRA Wants Ex-Felons To Have Guns But Not Voting Rights

Thinkprogress – STUDY: States With Loose Gun Laws Have Higher Rates Of Gun Violence

Thinkprogress – Why Closing The Gun Show Loophole Isn’t Enough (Or How I Was Able To Buy 4 AR-15s In 20 Minutes)

Thinkprogress – Nevada Gun Show Enthusiasts Have A Big Disagreement With The NRA

Thinkprogress – Six Extreme Policies That Prove The NRA Is Out Of Step With America

Think Progress – Gun Control Will Be On The Ballot In 4 Big States This November

Huffington Post – The Gun Show Loophole: Common Sense vs. Nonsense

How An Unregulated Gun Market Expanded From Newspaper Classifieds To Facebook

New York Times – Gun Control Explained

New York Times – Loopholes in Gun Laws Allow Buyers to Skirt Checks

Pew – 5 facts about guns in the United States

Pew – Gun homicides steady after decline in ’90s; suicide rate edges up

Pew – Continued Bipartisan Support for Expanded Background Checks on Gun Sales

Pew – Gun Rights vs. Gun Control

Pew – Will Gun Tax Survive Challenge?

Bloomberg – Gun Lobby Helps Block Data Collection by Crime fighters Bloomberg

Slate – How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?

Slate – States With Tighter Gun Control Laws Have Fewer Gun Deaths

NCSL – Guns on Campus: Overview

NCSL – Possession of Firearms by People With Mental Illness

Salon – 75 percent of states ignore mental illness checks for gun buyers

Wall Street Journal – Mental-Health Records Missing From Gun-Dealer Database

Washington Post – Study finds vast online marketplace for guns without background checks

Los Angeles Times – Editorial Gun sales loopholes that should be closed

Center for American Progress – Temporary Restraining Orders and Gun Violence in Connecticut

Center for American Progress – RELEASE: CAP Outlines New Executive Action to Close Loophole for Private Gun Sales

Christian Science Monitor – Gun debate 101: Time to ban high-capacity magazines?

The Guardian – What could actually work to fix gun violence in America – and what doesn’t

The Guardian – America’s gun problem is so much bigger than mass shootings

NPR – LISTEN: On Guns, Dallas Police Chief Tells Legislators: ‘Do Your Job’

Upworthy – This gun store owner has a radical plan for preventing suicides by gun

Harvard School for Public Health – Campaign to reduce firearm suicide wins support among NH firearm retailers

Slate – Most gun deaths are suicides. A new program aimed at removing guns from at-risk people could help reduce this

Ballotpedia – Nevada Background Checks for Gun Purchases, Question 1 (2016)

Ballotpedia – California Proposition 63, Background Checks for Ammunition Purchases and Large-Capacity Ammunition Magazine Ban (2016)