Keyword: Gun Control

How much will the GOP gamble on guns?

| By: Jim Henson, PhD and Joshua Blank, PhD

The aura of inevitability around open carry legislation in Texas this year belies the divide among Republicans on the issue.

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Texans Aim for Self-Defense in Gun Control Debate

| By: Jim Henson, PhD and Joshua Blank, PhD

To the extent that Wednesday's Fort Hood shooting prompts a renewed discussion of guns in Texas, discussion will almost certainly be dominated by talk of increasing access to guns, not curtailing it. 

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Keywords: Gun Control

Texans’ Dueling Attitudes on Guns

| By: Joshua Blank, PhD and Jim Henson, PhD

Texas provides a looking-glass view of the national picture on the issue of guns — though with its own Texas flavor, of course. 

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Keywords: Gun Control

Cruz Registers Tea Party Embrace of Gun Rights

| By: Joshua Blank, PhD and Jim Henson, PhD

Attitudes about gun control proposals among Texas Republicans provide a foundation for understanding Sen. Ted Cruz’s resistance to the apparent compromise taking shape in the U.S. Senate.

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Texans Conservative on Concealed Carry

| By: Joshua Blank, PhD

It's no shock that Texans tend to be more conservative when it comes to federal gun control measures. But Texans are also conservative in another, more literal sense when it comes to proposals seeking to reduce the requirements to carry a concealed handgun.

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City Girls, Country Boys and Guns

| By: Adam Myers

According to the latest UT/Texas Tribune Poll, rural men and urban women are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to attitudes on gun policy. We may not be talking about Mars and Venus, but we’re close.

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Keywords: Gender, Gun Control

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