Canales says he more guns than any other state rep.

S. Texas Democrat Rep. owns more than 500 guns

Kolten Parker, Houston Chronicle

During a heated gun debate Saturday, state Rep. Terry Canales lobbed a wager from the dais that he owns more guns than any other state representative.

On Monday, the Edinburg Democrat who adamantly opposes campus carry backed the claim up in a brief interview, describing his large gun collection, which includes a .50 caliber rifle, a “large collection of assault rifles”, and accessories such as a magnifying scope sight equipped with night vision. He estimated a total of 580 guns, which he said “is a conservative number.”

“There is a time and a place for responsible gun ownership,” Canales said, noting his opposition to allowing firearms on college campuses. “My support of the Second Amendment is unwavering, but when it comes to our children’s safety and education, there are limits.”


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