Here’s a List of the Gun Bills Approved by the 87th Texas Legislature

Here’s a List of the Gun Bills Approved by the 87th Texas Legislature

While some have debated the merits of how conservative the recent state legislative session has been, no shortage of pro-Second Amendment bills was approved by Texas lawmakers. Here’s a look at the gun-related legislation that has made its way to the governor’s desk. Carry Bills The gun bill to receive the most attention this session has been House Bill (HB) 1927 , titled the “Firearm Carry Act of 2021” but commonly referred to as “constitutional carry.” While the open carry of long guns without a permit has been allowed under Texas law, residents have needed to obtain a License to Carry (LTC) in order to carry a handgun in public. After HB 1927 is signed by Gov. Greg Abbott and goes into effect in September, most Texans over the age of 21 who can legally possess a handgun will now be able to carry that weapon in public without an LTC. But constitutional carry is far from the only gun bill to be approved this legislative session, even as it relates to carrying a firearm. Under current law, individuals with or without an LTC are legally allowed to carry a handgun with them in their vehicles but it can only be in plain view if it is holstered to an LTC holder. HB 1407 broadens the penal code to allow a handgun in a motor vehicle or watercraft to allow a holstered handgun to be kept in plain view regardless of whether or not it is holstered on the […]

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