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An AR-15 rifle and AK-47 rifle were found at a crime scene in Saltillo, Mexico. Venegas had pleaded guilty to falsely claiming that the guns he was buying were for him. Guns are often purchased in the U.S. by "straw buyers" and later smuggled to Mexico. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Feds Sentence Texas Man For ‘Straw Buyer’ Guns Found In Mexico Crime Scenes

A South Texas man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for buying guns in Laredo intended for use in Mexico.

02/25/2013

This Feb. 4, 2013 photo illustration in Manassas, Va., shows a Remington 20-gauge semi-automatic shotgun, a Colt AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, a Colt .45 semi-auto handgun, a Walther PK380 semi-auto handgun and various ammunition clips with a copy of the U.S. Constitution on top of the American flag. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Top State Official Inviting Gun Makers To Move To Mississippi

One top state official wants gun makers in seven states to flee critics and move to Mississippi.

02/22/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: Getty Images)

Texas Sheriff: Not All Of Obama’s Gun Control Violates Rights

A suburban Dallas sheriff said Wednesday he doesn’t consider all gun control to be unconstitutional, days after posting on Facebook that he wouldn’t enforce any laws by “misguided politicians” infringing on the Second Amendment.

01/23/2013

File photo of police at Lonestar College in the Houston area. (credit: Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

Texas Lawmakers: Concealed Guns Bill Needed Following College Shooting

This week’s gunfire at a Houston-area college prompted new calls Wednesday for allowing concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons into Texas college buildings and classrooms as a measure of self-defense.

01/23/2013

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Perry: 2nd Amendment Trumps Obama, Any President

Gov. Rick Perry says he’s disgusted by the left using the massacre in Newtown, Conn., to advance a pro-gun control agenda.

01/16/2013

Sandy Hook Elementary School

Opinion: Gun Reform

In the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, it is clear that this nation needs to reform its gun laws and a number of other needs now.

12/19/2012

File photo of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry: Teachers Should Carry Concealed Handguns

Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicated Monday that he supported allowing teachers and administrators to carry concealed handguns in response to the Connecticut school massacre that left 20 children dead.

12/18/2012

A Connecticut state trooper tries to console a young student at Sandy Hook Elementary. (credit: Getty Images)

A Gun Owner’s Clear Correlation: Keep Semi-Automatic Weapons Legal, Keep Seeing Children Die

By John P. Lopez I am a gun owner. I am an avid hunter. I have a weapon in my home for protection. I support — for the most part — the Second Amendment. But […]

12/15/2012

Former U.S. Representative Jack Brooks with Hillary Clinton. (credit: Getty Images)

Former U.S. Representative Jack Brooks Dies

Former U.S. representative and Democrat Jack Brooks, has died at age 89. Brooks spent his political career representing his Southeast Texas district for 42 years.

12/05/2012

Best of In The Loop: July 25

Nick Wright and John Lopez talk Texans’ playoff chances and NFL with Gregg Rosenthall.

07/26/2012

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