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What you should be aware of as a gun owner in Texas

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Nearly two years ago, lawmakers passed a bill that allows most Texans to carry a gun without a permit. But experts say that doesn't mean gun owners are free of responsibility to themselves and those around them.

"I mean, we love to carry them. We love to be able to say that we have the Second Amendment that is part of our DNA," said Alex Del Carmen, the dean of the school of criminology at Tarleton State University and the director of the Institute for Predictive Analytics in Criminal Justice.

Baylee Friday also talked to Chief Jimmy Perdue of the North Richland Hills Police Department and the president of the Texas Police Chiefs Association, and the founder of the Brain Performance Center in Dallas Leigh Richardson about the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of using a gun.

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