Towards the end of this week, the Texas House passed Constitutional Carry, which allows lawful individuals to carry handguns without a license.
The bill was initially approved on April 15 by a 84-56 vote. The House later approved the bill one final time and now awaits a vote in the Senate.
House Bill 1927 was introduced by Texas State Representative Matt Schaefer. The bill would scrap the requirement for Texas residents to acquire a license to carry handguns provided that they’re not prohibited by state or federal law from owning a firearm.
Under Texas’ current law, Texans must possess licenses to carry handguns, whether concealed or open.
“This bill should be called common-sense carry,” Schaefer declared as he argued in favor of the bill on April 15.
Seven Democrats ended up voting for the Constitutional Carry. The Texas Tribunelisted them off:
Seven Democrats voted for…
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