Tag: gun

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Texas Lt. Gov. Patrick Sends Open Carry Bills to Committee

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (R) has referred two bills expanding the open carry of guns to committee, a crucial step needed before the legislation can reach the floor for debate and a vote. The move was announced Monday afternoon, a week after Patrick had made comments in an interview casting doubt about whether there was sufficient support for a bill allowing the open carry of handguns this session.

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SF Police Shoot, Kill Trespasser Carrying Replica Gun

San Francisco police fatally shot a man on Sunday after he trespassed onto clearly marked, restricted police property and pulled out what appeared to be a pistol but turned out to be an airsoft BB gun. The man was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where he died shortly afterwards from his wounds.