Texas Leads the Nation in Mass Shootings, and Gun Stats Show Why | app

DALLAS — When a troubled teenager from Uvalde was looking for a high-powered rifle that could fire lots of rounds, he didn’t have much to do. Texas has more licensed gun dealers and manufacturers than any other state, according to a Dallas Morning News analysis of federal gun licensing data.

Texas is home to just over 6,000 gun dealers, according to May 2022 licensing data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. That’s more than twice as much as any other state.

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