Texas Legislature Adjourns After Groundbreaking Session for Gun Owners!

Texas Legislature Adjourns After Groundbreaking Session for Gun Owners!

Thanks to your constant contact with lawmakers, the prioritization of key bills by House Speaker Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick (R-Houston), and the support of pro-Second Amendment legislators, we saw unprecedented movement during the 87th Regular Session to restore our rights and demonstrate that the Lone Star State is a leader in the fight to protect and preserve our firearm freedoms. Your NRA-ILA is proud to have played a major role in these successes, and to report that the following bills are headed to Governor Abbott for his signature. We will report to you when the governor has taken final action on these measures! House Bill 1927 , by Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler) & Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown), allows law-abiding adults 21 or older to carry a handgun concealed or unconcealed for personal protection without paying a tax or obtaining a license from the state. Texas’ existing License To Carry would not be repealed, so residents and non-residents may continue to obtain LTCs for purposes of reciprocity and NICS-exemptions ​when purchasing a firearm. Restricted locations that currently apply to LTC holders would apply to unlicensed handgun carriers. Criminals who are prohibited from possessing firearms would still be barred from carrying guns. This legislation would not prevent the enforcement of any laws broken by criminals who misuse firearms. The measure takes effect on September 1. House Bill 1500 , by Rep. Cole Hefner (R-Mount Pleasant) & Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe), establishes that firearm and ammunition manufacturers, distributors, […]

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