Texas House Approves Bill That Would Allow People To Carry A Gun Without A License

Texas House Approves Bill That Would Allow People To Carry A Gun Without A License

House Bill 1927 would nix the requirement for Texas residents to obtain a license to carry handguns if they’re not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a gun. Texans under current state law must generally be licensed to carry handguns, either openly or concealed.

After state Rep. Gina Hinojosa, D-Austin, raised a point of order against Schaefer’s bill, which temporarily paused debate but ultimately was overruled, a group of activists wearing all-white began singing Amazing Grace. They were quickly escorted out of the House gallery.

 

This article was written by CASSANDRA POLLOCK of The Texas Tribune.  The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them – about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.  This article originally appeared at:  https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/15/texas-constitutional-carry/