ALEC Will End Work on Gun Laws, Plano Legislator Says

As fierce debate continues to surround the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, a policy group that backed expansive self-defense laws like Florida’s Stand Your Ground measure announced this week that it will disband the task force — headed by a Texas legislator — that was responsible for gun laws.

State Rep. Jerry Madden, R-Plano, has served as chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council's Public Safety & Elections Committee, which focused on developing policies on crime and elections for state governments. The elimination of the committee means that ALEC will no longer work on gun legislation, he said.

“ALEC has done ...

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