Common Sense Fact-Based

Gun Policies for Texas

Texas Gun Sense


  • A great majority of Texans – 85 percent – support requiring background checks on all gun sales. Texas Republicans favored the checks by 79 percent and NRA members by 65 percent in a poll conducted in April 2014.
  • The commissioners court in Travis County, TX. voted in February, 2014 to require that background checks be conducted on all gun sales in shows in its county facility.  The gun show operator did not accept the condition and no longer has shows in the county exposition center, located in Austin.