Texas Gun Sense
- Advocacy & Human Rights
LocationBox 92722Austin, TX 78709 United States
Texas Gun Sense advocates for common sense, evidence-based policies to reduce gun injuries and deaths.
What We Do
Increase public awareness - We give the public resources and information about gun violence and prevention and about federal, state, and local gun policy.
Bring people together - We facilitate the Texas Coalition to Reduce Gun Violence, bringing stakeholders together to explore policy solutions to gun violence.
Advance public policy- We advocate for sensible gun law reforms and are a reliable source of information to state and local policymakers.
Serve as a media resource - We supply the press with information on gun violence and policy issues that impact Texas.
Texas Gun Sense Top Priorities
- Enact an Extreme Risk Protection Order law ("red flag" law). Extreme risk protection laws create a mechanism for civil court judges to order individuals who pose an elevated risk of endangering themselves or others to temporarily relinquish their firearms.
- Enact universal background checks. Unlicensed gun sellers are exempt from having to perform any background check before selling a firearm - that is unsafe. Exceptions can be crafted as appropriate.