Lawfuel.com – The gun laws have always been a controversial subject in the United States, but now Texas has received a lowly “F” grade, along with 21 other states, in a report on the link between weak laws and violence involving guns.
The San Francisco-based Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence has released a new report that examines gun laws and violence in all 50 states.
The report, titled “Gun Laws Matter 2012: Understanding the Link Between Weak Laws and Gun Violence,” looks at the relationship between state gun laws and gun violence — as well as assigning a grade to each state based on the strength or weakness of these laws.
Texas’ grade: F.
In fact, the Lone Star State was one of 21 states that received an F in the report.
The center takes issue with the fact that Texas does not require firearms dealers to obtain a state license; it does not allow local governments to regulate firearms; and it does not regulate the transfer or possession of assault weapons, 50 caliber rifles or large-capacity ammunition magazines.