Variety of Gun-Related Bills on Table for Session

While December's fatal shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school led the Obama administration to re-examine federal gun laws, Texas lawmakers have been hard at work on gun-related legislation since November, when they were first able to file bills for the 83rd legislative session. Most of those bills aim to widen rather than restrict access to guns.

Texas lawmakers have not been shy from speaking out on President Obama's recent proposal, with some praising it and others harshly criticizing it. On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Perry called for prayer instead of gun restrictions.

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