Group Says Texas Gun Law Too Weak
Reported by: Ericka English
Friday, Feb 1, 2008 @05:52pm CST
The Texas arm of a national group claims the state's gun laws are too loose. With the recent crime here in southeast Texas the group says it's no wonder the state scored a nine out of 100 for having a lack of gun laws.
The Texas Chapter of the Brady Campaign is pushing for more laws restricting criminals from purchasing firearms. President Marsha McCartney says it's an effort to make our communities safer.
McCartney says, "One of the things we need to do is have universal background checks for anyone who is going to purchase a gun, whether it's a newspaper or a gun show."
Jim Hedrick, a local licensed firearms dealer says more laws aren't necessary because guns don't commit crimes, people do and they need to be held accountable.