Have Guns, Will Travel” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.

Some Texas officials believe that refusing to pass laws aimed at controlling firearms makes the state safer, arguing that a well-armed population makes would-be criminals think twice. But as Matt Largey of KUT News reports, a new study says guns from states like Texas are being used to commit crimes elsewhere.

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This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2010/09/28/texas-guns-are-exported-to-other-states-and-mexico/.

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