It has been a long road, but Texans can rejoice now that Governor Abbot has finally signed his name to HB 1927. The Firearm Carry Act removes the requirement that Lone Star State citizens obtain a permission slip before carrying a concealed handgun, known as constitutional carry.
Texas Constitutional Carry Bill:
This post updates our story written when the bill was passed by the Texas Legislature and sent over to Governor Abbott’s desk for signature. It took 3 weeks, but the governor finally signed it into law yesterday.
The bill will go into effect on September 1st, 2021.
Along with HB 1927, the governor signed 6 other bills yesterday.