Congress Must Shore Up Criminal Background Check System

Like all Texans, I was stunned and heartbroken by the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs last month. As a father and a man of faith, the idea that real evil can visit my family as we pray in church was enough to put a pit in my stomach. But as the mayor of Arlington, I felt something else, too: a profound obligation to stop the next attack before it happens.I know that we can keep our families safe without changing our way of life. What happened in our state that Sunday was preventable. And we owe it to ourselves to get a lot more serious about enforcing the sensible gun laws that are already on the books. Fortunately, there are signs that Congress, led by one of Texas' own senators, is getting its act together.  Continue reading...

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