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Headlines from Texas
  • Missouri City Texas boy, 11, shot while playing with father's gun (6/27/2006)
  • Houston 16-year-old boy shot and killed by his own father (6/16/2006)
  • San Antonio 17-year-old boy accidentally shoots self in leg (6/7/2006)
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    Texas Gun Laws
  • Quick summary from MSNBC, based on data from the NRA, HCI, and the ATF. Disclaimer.
  • More detailed information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
  • State Firearm Deaths

    In 2003, there were 248 firearm deaths of children and teens in Texas, including 85 suicides and 10 accidents.
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    Texas Resources

  • National SAFE KIDS Campaign
    Find the SAFE KIDS Coalitions in your state.
  • Statewide Resources
    Texans for Gun Safety
       tgssmith@msn.com, 281-924-3545
    Texas Nurses Gun Safe Program
       512-452-0645, 512-453-7015
    Texas PTA
       txpta@txpta.org, 800-825-5782, 512-476-6769
    Young Texans Against Gun Violence
       ytagv@texansforgunsafety.org, 281-924-3545
  • Other Local Resources
    Dallas - Drums Not Guns
       dng@drums.org, 214-823-3786
    Houston - Crisis Intervention of Houston, Inc.
       Contact: Claire Sabatier, 713-527-9864
    San Antonio - Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC)
       Information@pomcsanantonio, 210-344-7451
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    Gun Lock Programs
    To find a gun lock program near you:

  • Contact the State Resources (above) about gun lock programs in Texas.
  • See if Texas or your city is participating in Project ChildSafe and where you can get your free Firearm Safety Kit.
  • View our listing of Gun Lock Programs In the News
  • Contact your local police department.


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