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Texas has had 207 mass shootings since 2020 and guns are the number one leading cause of death of children. Lawmakers must do more to keep kids safe from gun violence. Learn more about what you can do to help in your state and community.

Take Action Now

Join us right now and urge your representatives to make Texas safer by passing Dangerous Loopholes Laws.

Texas had the

27th

highest firearm death rate in the U.S. in 2021.

Gun fire was the

1st

leading cause of death for Texas children in 2021.

Texas had the

27th

highest firearm death rate in the U.S. in 2021.

Gun fire was the

1st

leading cause of death for Texas children in 2021.

Take Action Now

Join us right now and urge your representatives to make Texas safer by passing Dangerous Loopholes Laws.

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Close Dangerous Loopholes

A deadly loophole allows guns to be sold between a seller and a buyer who don’t know each other – and no background check is required. Texas can close this “stranger-to-stranger” loophole and expand background checks to prevent dangerous people from buying guns.

259

children died by gun fire in 2021.

2528

Texans died by suicide with a firearm in 2021.

66

mass shootings in 2023.

School Shooting in Texas

Texans endured one of the worst school shootings in American history in Uvalde. In May 2022, 19 children, ages 9-11, and two teachers were killed during a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. A further 17 people were injured. Key warning signs began to emerge after the tragedy. The shooter posted messages on social media indicating that he was going to shoot his grandmother and at an elementary school.

In response to the tragedy, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) partnered with legislators from both sides of the aisle to pass the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. Legislative efforts continue in Texas to reduce the risk of similar tragedies in the future.

 

Gun Laws in Texas

Enhanced background checks
Restricts certain semi-automatic rifles
Secure storage
Temporary transfer

Our Impact in Texas

Throughout Texas, Sandy Hook Promise has engaged youth & adults in our mission and prevention programs.

165886

Supporters in the state

891

Volunteer Promise Leaders who help raise awareness & engage communities

1m

Trained students and adults in 4,168 schools to Know the Signs and prevent violence

4978

Students involved in 214 SAVE Promise Clubs throughout the state

Prevent gun violence in Texas

You can help make Texas a safe place for kids and for your whole community. We urge the legislature to pass proven policy solutions, including emergency temporary transfer and closing the stranger-to-stranger loophole to prevent gun violence and tragedy. These policies keep the public safe from harm while protecting individual rights.

State Issue

Everyone experiences temporary moments of crisis. When that crisis is combined with a firearm, the outcomes can be deadly. Temporary transfer supports gun owners in crisis while protecting their rights and gets them help before things turn tragic.
State Issue

A deadly loophole allows guns to be sold between a seller and a buyer who don’t know each other – and no background check is required. Texas can close this “stranger-to-stranger” loophole and expand background checks to prevent dangerous people from buying guns.
Mark Barden
“We are proud to work with the bipartisan champions to ensure we're doing everything we can to protect our kids and that millions more students will be trained to know the signs of violence and act to save lives. Our work does not end here, we will continue to bring our prevention programs to schools and communities across the country and advocate for life-saving policies.”
Mark BardenSandy Hook Promise Co-Founder and Co-CEO

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