Legislators Discuss Guns and Police Conduct at the Texas Tribune Festival

Photo Credit: The Texas Tribune The Texas Tribune Festival’s panel on “Justice and the Legislature” featured a Texas state representatives with a diversity of opinions on topics including gun control and police violence against citizens. On the recent passage of open carry laws and the expansion of concealed carry, Matt Shaheen (R-Plano) was blunt in his support, saying that “an armed citizenry is the best way to keep ourselves safe.” Harold Dutton Jr. (D-Houston; Chairman of the House Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Committee) disagreed. Referring to the poor sections of east central Houston that he represents, he told...

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