Chris Bell (TX-Sen), "Democrat Chris Bell Formally Launches U.S. Senate Campaign"

Bell said gun violence has been one of the most striking issues he has heard from voters about since he began stumping. He is one of the more progressive candidates in the primary on the issue, saying he supports an assault weapons ban and buyback program in which people would face civil penalties if they do not turn in their guns for compensation after a certain time period.
— Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune