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El Paso shooting

Here's everything you need to know about Texas gun laws

A debate over gun control was reignited after a gunman killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso. Here's a rundown of Texas' gun laws.

By Riane Roldan, The Texas Tribune, and Alain Stephens, The Trace
Guns at McBride's Guns in Austin on Mar 26, 2013.

El Paso shooting

More than 20 people were killed in an Aug. 3, 2019, shooting rampage at a Walmart in El Paso. The gunman was arrested and charged with capital murder for the shooting in El Paso, which is recovering from what federal law enforcement has classified as an act of domestic terrorism. 

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