Inside Texas Politics: Push for background checks in stranger-to-stranger gun sales
Last week, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, perhaps the most conservative leader in Texas, broke with the National Rifle Association (NRA). Patrick said that it’s time for the state to start background checks for stranger-to-stranger gun sales. That is how the Odessa mass shooter got his guns. However, the NRA continues to oppose expanding background checks that might have stopped him the shooter.