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What changes to Texas gun laws would you support or oppose?

Meg Walsh

District 5

I would start with an area where we have strong bipartisan support – background checks. When done correctly, background checks have resulted in a 47% reduction of women who are shot to death by intimate partners, a 48% reduction in illegal gun trafficking, and a 53% reduction in gun deaths against law enforcement officers. We must eliminate major loopholes in the law which make background checks much less effective. We must also eliminate – or at the very least – tightly regulate the transfer and possession of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines.