gun control http://tpr.org en Texas Group Plans To Open Carry Long Rifles At Texas GOP Convention, Faces Criticism From NRA http://tpr.org/post/texas-group-plans-open-carry-long-rifles-texas-gop-convention-faces-criticism-nra <p></p><p>Officials with <a href="http://www.opencarrytexas.org/" target="_blank">Open Carry Texas</a> confirm they will have a large number of members carrying their long rifles and gunpowder pistols openly during the Texas GOP convention this week in Fort Worth. But the announcement falls on the heels of criticism from the National Rifle Association about some of the group’s tactics.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:02:13 +0000 Ryan Poppe 32747 at http://tpr.org Texas Group Plans To Open Carry Long Rifles At Texas GOP Convention, Faces Criticism From NRA Texas Group Part Of $50 Million Bloomberg Gun Regulation Effort http://tpr.org/post/texas-group-part-50-million-bloomberg-gun-regulation-effort <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that he is bringing his existing gun-regulation groups under one umbrella organization </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to widen each group's reach.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:00:18 +0000 Ryan Poppe 30171 at http://tpr.org Texas Group Part Of $50 Million Bloomberg Gun Regulation Effort Certification Begins For First Class Of Texas School Marshal Trainers http://tpr.org/post/certification-begins-first-class-texas-school-marshal-trainers <p>The first class of school marshal trainers gathered to begin their own training Monday at the Texas Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center in Maxwell, Texas, which is located northeast of San Marcos.</p><p>The group will then be in charge of training school marshals in schools throughout the state -- for schools that choose to participate in the program.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:46:34 +0000 Ryan Poppe 28815 at http://tpr.org Certification Begins For First Class Of Texas School Marshal Trainers Davis Clarifies Position On Open Carry, Says Cities Should Decide http://tpr.org/post/davis-clarifies-position-open-carry-says-cities-should-decide <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Likely Democratic nominee for governor Wendy Davis is retaining her support for the open-carry issue despite some rumblings within her own party but emphasized this week that that position comes with caveats</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> -- Davis would make sure city governments retained a local control of the issue.</span></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:40:36 +0000 Ryan Poppe 26562 at http://tpr.org Davis Clarifies Position On Open Carry, Says Cities Should Decide Dallas & Houston Airports Are Top Three In The Country For Gun Seizures http://tpr.org/post/dallas-houston-airports-are-top-three-country-gun-seizures <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials with the Transportation Security Administration are reporting a record number of guns seized from airline travelers in 2013.</span></p><p>Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport had 98 seizures and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston had 67 seizures, the second and third highest number of gun seizures in the country. Atlanta was the number one airport where passengers were caught with a concealed handgun and had 110 seizures.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:34:00 +0000 Ryan Poppe 24722 at http://tpr.org Dallas & Houston Airports Are Top Three In The Country For Gun Seizures Concealed Handgun License Applications In Texas No Longer Require Social Security Number http://tpr.org/post/concealed-handgun-license-applications-texas-no-longer-require-social-security-number <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new law going into 2014 says applicants will no longer be required to provide a social security number when applying for or renewing a concealed handgun license</span>. The new law was authored by state Rep. Lyle Larson, R-San Antonio.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So what does this mean for the general public and those in the </span>CHL<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;business?</span></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:00:48 +0000 Ryan Poppe 24525 at http://tpr.org Concealed Handgun License Applications In Texas No Longer Require Social Security Number After Fight Over Colo. Gun Laws, Two Sides As Dug In As Ever http://tpr.org/post/after-fight-over-colo-gun-laws-two-sides-dug-ever John Morse was president of the Colorado Senate until September, when he became the first elected official recalled in the state's history.<p>Three months later, he's climbing the rotunda steps of the gold-domed Capitol building — his office for seven years. He hasn't been here since October. Gazing up at the dome, he says, "This is one of my favorite things to do. That's my version of smelling the roses."<p>Morse's political career ended over the gun bills he pushed through these chambers eight months ago. But he says he would do it all again.<p>"I have zero regrets," he says. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:46:00 +0000 Kirk Siegler 23399 at http://tpr.org After Fight Over Colo. Gun Laws, Two Sides As Dug In As Ever Gun Regulation Groups Give Texas Lawmakers An “F” http://tpr.org/post/gun-regulation-groups-give-texas-lawmakers-f <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><st1:state w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia;">Texas</span></st1:place></st1:state><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia;"> gets a failing grade when it comes to passing gun legislation aimed at preventing violence, according a new study by two gun regulation groups. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:55:32 +0000 Ryan Poppe 23362 at http://tpr.org Gun Regulation Groups Give Texas Lawmakers An “F” Dewhurst Asks Republicans In D.C. To Look Into Possible NSA Surveillance On Texas Gun Shows http://tpr.org/post/dewhurst-asks-republicans-dc-look-possible-nsa-surveillance-texas-gun-shows <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lieutenant Governor David </span>Dewhurst<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has sent Republican Texas lawmakers on Capitol Hill a letter, asking them to look into whether the National Security Administration’s surveillance program tapped Texas gun show phones, tracked gun purchases or attendance.</span></p><p>Professor Jim Henson heads up the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin and said Dewhurst’s request serves the purpose of wanting to be viewed as a staunch conservative.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:51:05 +0000 Ryan Poppe 21882 at http://tpr.org Dewhurst Asks Republicans In D.C. To Look Into Possible NSA Surveillance On Texas Gun Shows The Source: Opposing Gun Groups Square Off, One Armed | "Wilson" By A. Scott Berg http://tpr.org/post/source-opposing-gun-groups-square-one-armed-wilson-scott-berg <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The private meeting of a gun safety advocacy group at a suburban Arlington eatery became tense this weekend when members of </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/OpenCarryTexas" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Open Carry Texas </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">showed up to protest, according to </span><a href="http://momsdemandaction.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.</a></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:13:39 +0000 Paul Flahive 21599 at http://tpr.org The Source: Opposing Gun Groups Square Off, One Armed | "Wilson" By A. Scott Berg