Texas is the latest ‘Second Amendment sanctuary’ with new constitutional gun carry laws

Texas is the latest ‘Second Amendment sanctuary’ with new constitutional gun carry laws

Morgan Lee, Associated Press Gun shop owner Jesus “Chuy” Aguirre, left, attends to customer Angel Zacarias on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, in Chuy’s Gun Shop in El Paso, Texas, as anticipation builds regarding a new Texas law that relaxes restrictions on handguns. Texans can now openly carry a handgun in public without a permit or firearms training. The permitless carry law, along with a slew of other new firearms legislation, went into effect this week as the Lone Star State joined around 20 other states as a “Second Amendment sanctuary,” Houston Public Media reported. “Politicians from the federal level to the local level have threatened to take guns from law-abiding citizens — but we will not let that happen in Texas,” Gov. Greg Abbott alleged this summer after signing several of the new gun laws. “Texas will always be the leader in defending the Second Amendment, which is why we built a barrier around gun rights this session. The Texas legislature passed 666 bills which went into effect on Sept. 1, according to The Texas Tribune . This session, lawmakers passed more than 20 new laws related to firearms, with most loosening or limiting restriction on guns, reported Houston Public Media . Texas politicians also passed laws that prevent the enforcement of new federal gun laws by state and local governments and stops Texas government agencies from doing business with companies that “discriminate against the firearm or ammunition industries,” according to Houston Public Media . Other new Texas guns […]

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