The news media has called it a tipping point in the national conversation over gun violence. But, it means so much more here in West Texas. Live from Midland, this is the Texas Standard.
After mass shootings in El Paso and here in the Permian Basin, politicians on the left and the right are talking about beefing up background checks and more. But something else that may be shifting: Texans relationship to firearms. Also, Texas Representative Brooks Landgraf helps us explore the growing political footprint of this region. It’s West Texas untapped.
As we come to you live from the Petroleum Museum in Midland.