I can’t conceive of any valid argument against expanded federal background checks for gun sales. We came within one vote on the Public Safety committee when Bush was governor of passing a requirement for background checks, and my recollection is that Bush killed it with a phone call.

If we are going to have guns in school, as Dewhurst wants to do, I don’t think we should arm teachers. I would favor hiring veterans or former or off-duty peace officers to work at the schools. The worst idea is funding CHL classes for teachers. I have nothing against CHL classes, having taken one myself, but I don’t think we should arm people who are not comfortable with guns.