Turner: Congress Should Close Gun Show Loophole

BY ANNA M. TINSLEY AND SCOTT NISHIMURA Each year countless guns change hands at thousands of guns shows nationwide -- including quite a few in North Texas. But the way those guns are sold could soon change if President Barack Obama and gun control advocates succeed in closing the "gun show loophole" that has been hotly debated for years as criminal justice officials explore ways to keep weapons out of the wrong hands. ... [S]tate Rep.-elect Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie, said he believes closing the loophole is reasonable. "I think we should have background checks for all gun pu

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Turner: Perry Ignoring Issues that Matter to Texans

State Rep.-elect Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie, said Perry should be keeping the focus on more pressing issues about government spending rather than focusing on politically charged social issues. "Gov. Perry is once again ignoring the issues that matter to Texans, including reversing his devastating cuts to public schools and women's health care, reducing the huge number of uninsured and investing in basic infrastructure so we can grow our economy."The next legislative session is far too important to simply become a partisan sideshow in the governor's 2016 presidential campaign."

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Lessons Learned – or Not

  So, last week we had a big election. Obviously, I was pleased with most of the outcomes, from the presidential race on down, but what did we learn from it?   For one, politicians who have a cavalier attitude about women’s health care and personal health decisions will pay a heavy price at the ballot box.   Second, with significant demographic changes underway – particularly in the Hispanic community – Texas will be competitive in statewide elections and presidential elections very soon. With Hispanics in Texas and across the country giving President Obama 70 percent of th

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Thank You!

Thank you. With early voting results in, I’m humbled to say that we’re at 90 percent of the vote and headed back to Austin. We have much to celebrate tonight, and Lisa and I cannot thank you enough. Our victory is the result of the hundreds of volunteers and donors and the thousands of voters in District 101 who belie

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