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Under certain circumstances, people convicted of felony offenses can currently use self-defense as the justification for shooting someone, but that could soon change.

A bill authored by Sen. Bob Deuell, R-Greenville, would prohibit convicted felons from being able use such a defense in court.

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Lawmakers came out of  "O.K. Corral Day" sending a clear message as over 95 percent of all gun bills heard during House’s first working Saturday were approved. 

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The Texas House is gearing up for their first working weekend and there are 15 gun bills scheduled for discussion and possible vote. Some lawmakers are also referring to it as "Survivalist Saturday."

Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Canton, sat down to discuss some of the bills, including his own that reduces the amount of training required for a concealed handgun

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The chairman for the Senate’s Criminal Jurisprudence Committee said lawmakers need a cooling off period when it comes to the debate over a full campus-carry gun bill.

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A bill that helps  to train teachers and school administrators to take action during a school shooting is working its way through the legislature.  

Following several changes, SB 17, a bill authored by Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, passed the Senate, but initially fellow lawmakers were concerned with the cost, which was originally listed at $9 million.

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