As part of his school and gun safety plan, Gov. Greg Abbott wants to explore a law that would allow local officials to take guns away from people if a judge declares them a danger — while also protecting Second Amendment rights. It's an issue that has previously gone nowhere in the Texas Legislature.
Following Gov. Greg Abbott's recommendations on school gun safety, members of a Senate committee on school violence debated the efficacy of expanding programs that already arm faculty and school staff.
The lawsuit filed against the Santa Fe shooting suspect's parents aims to hold gun owners responsible for the way they store their firearms around their troubled children. Experts say it fits into a nationwide pattern of gun liability cases that aspire to keep gun owners and manufacturers accountable through fear of high-cost lawsuits.
After a mass shooting, state officials and candidates were drawn into a public discussion of what to do next. The Democratic candidate for governor, someone with actual law enforcement experience, has had a more muted response.
The timing of a terrible school shooting — as his re-election campaign kicks into high gear — gave Gov. Greg Abbott room to call for a change in the debate that usually follows these kinds of tragedies. What will he do with it?
A week after a student killed 10 people in Santa Fe High School, his classmates and teachers convened at the Capitol to discuss possible solutions for preventing future school shootings at the last of three roundtables on school safety Gov. Greg Abbott held this week.
In this edition of the TribCast, the first one after the party primary runoffs, Texas Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey sits down with Political Editor Aman Batheja and reporters Patrick Svitek and Emma Platoff.
Maybe the mass shooting at Santa Fe High will be the one that spurs Texas leaders to replace thoughts and prayers with thoughts, prayers and action. In a state with a list of seemingly intractable problems, that would be a useful precedent.