Texas Republicans Vote to Raise Age Limit on Buying Guns

Posted on AllSides May 8th, 2023
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Two Texas Republicans joined Democrats to advance a bill that would raise the age limit on purchasing some firearms as the state GOP faces renewed criticism over guns following a mass shooting in a Dallas-suburb that occurred on Saturday.

The Texas House Select Committee on Community Safety voted 8-5 to advance HB 2744, a bill that would raise the minimum age to purchase some semi-automatic guns from 18 to 21, on Monday. GOP Representatives Sam Harless and Justin Holland joined the panel's Democratic members in sending the bill to the...

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