Texas is poised to cross a regulation that can enable individuals to hold a pistol with out a license
The Texas Senate has passed a bill that would allow Texans to carry a pistol without a license.
It could make Texas the largest state to allow permissive wearing – what supporters refer to as "constitutional wearing".
The bill passed the Senate by 18-13 votes on partisan model and returned to the House that had already passed a similar bill before being sent to Governor Greg Abbott for signature.
Abbott has already announced that it will sign the bill.
"I support it and I think it should get to my desk and we should have a 'constitutional carry' in Texas," he said last week.
Essentially, the legislation means that unless state or federal law prohibits them from possessing a pistol, they no longer need a license to carry a pistol, take a safety course, or background check if they are not prohibited from possession of a rifle under state or federal law.
The Texas Senate has passed a bill that does not allow individuals to be licensed to carry handguns unless state or federal law prohibits them from possessing a weapon. https://t.co/yyVnKRB6GB
– Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) May 6, 2021
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Texas is taking pro-second change steps
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Legislation that removes the requirement for a license to carry a pistol is another step in making Texas a "Second Amendment Sanctuary."
Last month Abbott commended Arizona for signing a law to protect gun owners in the state from further federal gun control laws.
"This is what I'm looking for in Texas – a law that goes against all new federal gun control laws," Abbott tweeted. "It will make Texas a Second Amendment Sanctuary State."
This is what I'm looking for in Texas – a law that defies all new federal gun control laws.
It will make Texas a Second Amendment Sanctuary State.
Legislation in the Texas House and Senate is moving.
I look forward to signing it. # 2A #SecondAmgement https://t.co/N6qwbxuV5h
– Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 8, 2021
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick (R) praised this new bill, saying Texans have a different kind of permission to carry a gun – the constitution.
"I am proud that the Texas Senate today passed the 1927 House Bill, the Constitutional Carry Bill, which reaffirms the right of every Texan to self-defense and our state's strong support for our right to take over arms under the Second Amendment," said Patrick .
"In the Lone Star State, the constitution is our permission to wear."
It looks like Texas will be the fifth state to introduce constitutional carry this year. 21. State overall.
Only eight states have discretionary and discriminatory “may issue” laws that are still on the books. https://t.co/rI61OETyL1
– Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) May 6, 2021
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Biden's ATF candidate an "enemy of the second amendment"
While Texas recognizes that the Constitution is the only license required to carry a pistol, President Biden seeks to appoint a gun control attorney to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
David Chipman, the candidate, is a gun control partisan who has advocated a "well-regulated" second amendment.
Dozens of House Republicans pressure the Senate to reject Chipman's nomination, calling him "an enemy of the 2nd Amendment".
"Enough prayers, time for action" – Pres. Biden calls on Congress to pass these gun laws. Pic.twitter.com/9paVCA0NU5
– NowThis (@nowthisnews) April 8, 2021
Biden has enacted executive gun control measures, calling for a ban on "offensive weapons" and "high-capacity magazines". He insisted that "no change in the constitution is absolute".
"From the beginning you couldn't have a weapon you wanted to own, and from the beginning there were certain people who weren't allowed to have weapons," he suggested.
"So the idea is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things we recommend are against the constitution."
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