Gov. Abbott Holds Gun Bill Signing In San Antonio, Says The Alamo Represents 2nd Amendment Freedoms

Gov. Abbott Holds Gun Bill Signing In San Antonio, Says The Alamo Represents 2nd Amendment Freedoms

Dominic Anthony Walsh / Texas Public Radio Gov. Greg Abbott at a press conference at Bexar County’s Freeman Coliseum in April 2021. If one were to ask Gov. Greg Abbott why the Alamo represents Texas freedom, he’d say it was because the "defenders" were able to openly carry weapons to protect themselves. At least, that’s what he said Thursday afternoon, when he came to San Antonio to ceremonially sign seven firearm-related bills into law. The governor was joined by several other Republican lawmakers, including Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dade Phelan and several representatives who authored the legislation. The bills were officially signed into law the previous day, and all will go into effect Sept. 1. Abbott signed seven bills at the ceremony in San Antonio, starting with what he called “the biggest and best of them all.” House Bill 1927 : This bill is known as permitless carry, also called “constitutional carry.” It allows residents to carry a gun without previous required licensing or training. Senate Bill 19: This bill prohibits companies from contracting with Texas government agencies if they have practices, policies or guidance that “discriminates against a firearm entity or firearm trade association.” Senate Bill 20: This bill prohibits hotels from not allowing guests to store a firearm or ammunition in their rooms, as well as from not allowing guests to carry that firearm or ammunition to their rooms. Senate Bill 550: This bill expands what kinds of holsters are legal. House Bill 957: This […]

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