Does Texas Require Background Checks for Long Gun Purchases?

Our weekly check-in with the PolitiFact Truth-O-Meter.

By Alain StephensNovember 15, 2017 2:23 pm,

Actress Alyssa Milano recently claimed via tweet that no background checks are required when purchasing a long gun in Texas. Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

In response to the recent shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Milano tweeted her claim with a thank you to Shannon Watts for the information. Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action, an organization working to end gun violence.

Hear how Alyssa Milano’s claim scored in the player above.


Written by Nahila Bonfiglio