At Hearing, Activists Clash Over Gun Policy

Less than a week after a Fort Hood shooting that left four dead, advocates for and against gun control clashed Monday at a hearing before state lawmakers as they discussed proposals that would allow Texans to openly carry handguns.

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security invited testimony about gun laws from groups including the National Rifle Association, Open Carry Texas and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, as well as from the public. Current state law allows concealed carry of handguns, such as a firearm hidden in a holster, with a concealed carry permit ...

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