With all the turmoil in the world surrounding police brutality and overall gun violence you would think state legislators would desire to insure public safety by clamping down on the lack of gun control. Well the state of Texas has other plans in mind. According to Hollywood Unlocked, “On Wednesday night (May 5), the Texas Senate approved a bill allowing residents to carry handguns in the state without a permit and other requirements under the current law. So, anyone over 21 can carry without a permit so long as they don’t have any prior violent convictions.”
The GOP-backed legislation, known as HB 1927, passed 18-13 and is now headed to the Texas House, which approved an earlier version last month. Before the bill gets to GOP Gov. Greg Abbott for final approval, Texas’ chambers must negotiate the differences. The Governor of Texas has already agreed that once the Bill hits his desk he is prepared to sign it into law.
We will update you on the actions as we get them.