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Texas’ law on gun background checks plagued by critical omissions of minors’ mental health records

Lawmakers tried in 2009 to require that the state report all court-ordered mental health hospitalizations to a federal gun background check system. Juveniles have been left out.

By Jeremy Schwartz and Kiah Collier, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica
Thousands of roses and handwritten notes, hundreds of candles and dozens of stuffed animals surround a fountain in the center of the City of Uvalde Town Square in Ulvade on May 29, 2022.

Dysfunctional reporting

Julie Brown and Irene Marin from San Antonio bring flowers to lay at the memorial of the 21 victims of the school shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, on June 9, 2022.

Eliminating ambiguity

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