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Texas just closed a critical gun background check loophole

State lawmakers passed a bill requiring courts to report involuntary mental health hospitalizations of juveniles for inclusion in the federal gun background check system. The law closes a gap revealed by ProPublica and The Texas Tribune in 2022.

By Jeremy Schwartz, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica
A view of the Texas Capitol from the the Capitol extension building on June 22, 2022.

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