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Texas Legislature 2023

Texas bill requiring 10-year prison sentences for gun felonies faces opposition from criminal justice and firearm advocates

Under Senate Bill 23, all felonies involving a gun would incur a mandatory 10-year prison sentence. It’s meant to curb crime, despite the lack of correlation between harsher sentences and crime rates.

Assault-style weapons are laid on a table at a gun show in San Marcos on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023.

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