Lt. Gov Patrick breaks with the pack on background checks


Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick says he is open to expanding some gun background checks. Patrick tells the Dallas Morning News he supports extending background checks to stranger-to-stranger gun transfers, calling it common sense. He adds that he does not want family members or friends subject to background checks. Patrick says he's a solid NRA guy, but thinks Texans should not be able to sell guns to strangers without a look into the buyer's criminal history. The NRA is wary of any new background check legislation, warning it would grant government too much power.


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