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Closing a critical loophole for gun background checks has gained bipartisan support in Texas

After a ProPublica-Texas Tribune investigation found courts failed to report juvenile mental health hospitalizations to the federal firearm background check system, lawmakers from both parties are backing bills to ensure compliance with the law.

By Jeremy Schwartz and Kiah Collier, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica
The state Capitol in Austin on Feb. 9, 2023.

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