Constitutional carry and silencers: What you need to know about new Texas gun laws

Constitutional carry and silencers: What you need to know about new Texas gun laws

Gov. Greg Abbott signed multiple new gun-related bills into law Thursday. But do they work the way you would think? TEMPLE, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott signed a slew of new gun-related legislation on Thursday. But how those laws were described, and how they will actually affect Texans, may not be exactly the same. Here are some things all Texans need to know before they decide to take advantage of constitutional carry or the new Texas suppressor law. At 11 a.m. on Thursday, Abbott held a news conference with the Lieutenant Governor, the Texas Speaker of the House, members of the Texas House and Senate and NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre among others. He signed seven bills into law. “They built a complete barrier around gun rights in the state of Texas and [Thursday], I’m signing seven laws to protect second amendment rights in the Lone Star State,” Abbott said. The first bill signed was for constitutional carry, which is intended to make it legal for individuals who are 21 years of age or older, and who can legally possess a firearm, to carry a handgun without first obtaining a license. According to the Gun Owners of America lobbying organization , there are some important differences between constitutional carry and having a license to carry (LTC). Businesses can choose to prohibit unlicensed carry by providing notice under Penal Code Chapter 30.05 even if they still allow concealed carry or carrying with a license. A general "no weapons" sign […]

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