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Texas bill requiring 10-year prison sentences for gun felonies faces opposition from criminal justice and firearm advocates

Posted on AllSides March 10th, 2023
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Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

A Texas bill that would require a 10-year prison sentence for people who use a gun while committing a felony has drawn concern from two groups that aren’t usually on the same side of legislative debates: criminal justice reform advocates and gun rights groups.

Senate Bill 23, filed Thursday by state Sen. Joan Huffman, would also bar judges from sentencing those convicted of using or brandishing firearms during felonies to community supervision or parole in lieu of a decade in prison.

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https://www.texastribune.org/2023/03/09/texas-legislature-gun-crimes/

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