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Guns in Texas

Texas’ complex relationship with firearms: Leading America in gun sales, but with a declining gun ownership rate

We examine decades of data on gun ownership and gun violence to show trends across the state. Some of them might surprise you.

Hundreds of handguns and rifles are displayed for purchase at McBride’s Gun’s in Central Austin on April 20, 2021.

Gun sales fluctuate; ownership rate is dropping

Measuring ownership is tricky, but there are snapshots

Gun deaths

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