Texas Passes Take-Your-Gun-To-Town Law

Texas Passes Take-Your-Gun-To-Town Law

Eric Gay/AP A man wears an unloaded pistol during a pro gun-rights rally at the state capitol, Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Texas is on the verge of becoming the most-populous state in the nation to allow permit-less carry of handguns, meaning any adult who can legally obtain a gun can take it to town, without any training or certification. It’s the firearms equivalent of abandoning drivers licenses. The governor, Greg Abbott, is a big fan of what gun advocates term “constitutional carry,” and has signaled he’s eager to sign the bill into law. Constitutional carry is moving in the #txlege . The strongest Second Amendment legislation in Texas history. Let’s get it to my desk for signing. #2A #SecondAmendment https://t.co/YkHA6l6cWK — Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 21, 2021 Despite recent high-profile legal troubles, related to alleged corruption by top leaders , the National Rifle Association is claiming the Texas legislation as a significant victory for its members, and for second amendment rights. “A right requiring you to pay a tax or obtain a government permission slip is not a right at all, that’s why the NRA is proud to have worked closely with state leaders and legislators to pass the most significant pro-Second Amendment measure in Texas history,” said Jason Ouimet, executive director of the NRA’s lobbying arm. “Our members worked tirelessly to provide the crucial grassroots support to make constitutional carry a reality and restore the rights of law-abiding Texans.” While blocking new federal gun regulations […]

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