For media inquiries please contact:

Gyl Switzer

Executive Director

(512) 903-4186


Ed Scruggs 

Board Member

(512) 565-0502


Press Releases and Op-Eds- 2017 (Link to Archive)

Statement on November 5, 2017 Mass Shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas

Statement on October 4, 2017:  National Day of Action

Statement on Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Guns are Too Available

Lawmakers Urge Border States to Act to Stop Gun Trafficking to Mexico

Four Dead, One Critically Injured, in a Weekend Shooting in Houston

Unlicensed Carry Undermines Individual Responsibility

Gun Sense

Permitless Carry Could Strip Away Already Limited Regulations


Podcasts and Video - 2017

Panel Discussion November 16, 2017:  Texas Tech - Poli Tech Gun Control Panel

Panel Discussion November 16, 2017:  Texas A&M Wiley Lecture Series

November 8, 2018 Press Conference in Response to Sutherland Springs, Texas shooting

Ireland's  100 Days of Trump - Guns in Texas

Inside Austin Talk1370:  Texas Gun Sense

Democracy Now Interview Regarding Domestic Violence and it's Link to Mass Shootings

Democracy Now Interview Regarding the Sutherland Springs Texas Mass Shooting

Panel Discussion on Gun Violence, Schlinger Ethics Symposium


Texas Gun Sense in the News - 2017 (Link to Media Archive)

Guns OK in Texas Churches unless Otherwise Specified, Says Paxton

Texas Gun Sense Schedules Vigil to Honor Gun Violence Victims

Gun Control Forum at Texas Tech, Voices on Both Sides of the Aisle Speak Out

Austin Gun Store Owner Selling Device to Make "Ghost Guns"

Recently Passed Texas Law Allows For Armed Volunteer Security at Churches

In Sutherland Springs, A Hero Ducks the Limelight

Public Safety Committee Vice Chair Wants Ban on Open Carry of Semi-Auto Rifles

Legislators Call for Changes to Texas Gun Laws in Wake of Sutherland Springs Massacre

Some in Texas Legislature Call For Rethinking State's Gun Laws

Following Church Massacre, Does Texas Background Check Laws Need Reform?

Why Did Media Overlook Sept Shooting in Plano Texas When Estranged Husband Killed Wife and 7 Others?

Texans Decry "Extremist" Gun Lobby and Inadequate Background Checks

Repeated Shooting Incidents Spark Debate

Access to Fully-Automatic Weapons a Long, Extensive Process

Las Vegas Shooting Sparks Debate About Gun Laws

Constitutional Carry:  State Rep Pushes Gun Bill During Special Session

Gun License Fee Reduction Causes Unexpected Side Effect

Senate Approves Bill to Allow School Employees to Keep a Gun in Their Vehicle

Abbott Signs Bill to Reduce Gun License Fees

Opponents Decry House Bill 1911

Permitless Carry Could Soon Go to Vote in the Texas House

Proposed Gun Law Would Allow Texans to Carry Weapons Without Permits

Opponents of No-Permit Gun Carry Gather at the Capitol

Are Texas Lawmakers Ready to Let Gun Owners Carry Without a License?

HB 1911 Could Allow Unlicensed Carry if Passed

Texas Senate Endorses Letting First Responders Carry Guns

Gun Bill for First Responders Passes Senate

Texas Lawmakers Consider Controversial Plan for Gun Owners to Carry Guns Without Permit

Public Testimony on "Constitutional Carry" Underway

House Panel Hears Bills for Open Carry Without Permit

Bill to Cut Gun Fees Advances to the State Senate

State Lawmakers Look to Lockdown Guns This Session

State Representative Wants Texans To Be Able To Carry Firearms Without License

Constitutional Carry this Session?  Not Likely

Gun Rights Advocates Push for Unlicensed Open Carry

Guns at Zoos?  Texas Says No While Struggling to Tame Rules

Special Report:  Guns and Mental Health

TGS Board Member Speaks On Permitless Carry

Gun Violence Advocates Take to the Capitol 

Gun-Related Bills in Texas

Texas Lawmakers File Bills Aimed at Reducing Gun Deaths

Bill Aims to Require Background Checks at Gun Shows