Back on May 10th, I wrote an article about a pro-gun bill making its way through the Texas legislature. HB 1927, known as the Firearm Carry Act. It repeals the need for Texans to ask for permission before carrying a firearm for self-defense.
For more information on the bill and how it got this far, click here.
At the time of the last report, the bill was headed back to a Legislative Conference to reconcile differences between the passed House and Senate versions. Gun Owners of America (GOA) Texas Director announced the bill passed the conference and stated:
I invite all Texans to join with me in celebrating the passage of HB 1927, which repeals the general state ban on handgun carry enacted in 1871. The Legislature’s passage of this bill represents Texas’ strongest stand to protect the right to keep and bear arms since the siege of the Alamo.
It is far past time for the state of Texas to recognize the right of law-abiding Texans to protect themselves and their families – without having to ask for permission. GOA is proud to have been a critical part of getting this important measure to Governor Abbott’s desk. We are thankful for the support and dedication of our members and the countless hours they spent at the Capitol this session. We also applaud the unending commitment of Rep. Matt Schaefer in defending the right of the people of Texas to bear arms.
The bill now is headed to Governor Abbott’s desk for signature. If signed, residents of the Loan Star State could have constitutional carry sometime in September.
Texas is just one of many states that have already passed constitutional carry and other pro-Second Amendment laws. Did you know over half of the country allows concealed carry without training? If your state doesn’t, you should consider supporting gun-rights organizations and local chapters of the GOA.