May 22, 2024

An incredibly important breakthrough in gun safety — an ATF rule that requires certain private gun sellers to become licensed and perform background checks on gun sales — went into effect nationwide on Monday, May 20.

Background checks save lives by keeping guns out of the hands of people with documented dangerous histories. 

Unfortunately, a north Texas judge is preventing it from being enforced in Texas. His ruling partially and temporarily froze the federal rule. 

This means that today, 49 states are safer than Texas

Texans deserve better and Texas Gun Sense will not stop working for expanded background checks in Texas.

Will you join us? Make your voice heard for a safer Texas with a donation

Thank you for your partnership — this work takes all of us. 

Nicole Golden

Executive Director