Texans Aim for Self-Defense in Gun Control Debate

The second shooting at Fort Hood in less than five years brings with it a likely renewal of public debates throughout the country on the tangle of issues seemingly in play: the apparent insecurity at our nation’s military bases; the physical but especially emotional toll that years of war have taken on our military personnel; the state of the country's mental health system for citizens and soldiers alike; and, inevitably, a renewed discussion about gun control.

But the term “gun control” actually assumes too much. To the extent that we see a renewed discussion of gun control in Texas ...

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