A 12-year-old boy is nursing a gunshot wound after accidentally shooting himself in the leg while walking down a Dallas street and playing with a firearm, police stated.
Two controversial gun bills were signed Saturday by Gov. Greg Abbott. The governor signed the campus campus carry and open carry bills today at the Red’s Indoor Range in Pflugerville. Prior to the signing, 44 states in the union had some form of an open carry law on the books.
Texas took a giant step closer to allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms late Tuesday, with State House lawmakers giving preliminary approval to the measure.
Texas is moving closer to allowing guns on college campuses. The State House will vote on this issue on Tuesday in Austin.
The top two gun rights bills expected to shoot through the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature now need a final week push to become law.
The Senate passed House Bill 910; a major step toward allowing the licensed open carry of handguns. Currently, Texas is one of only six states with an outright ban on open carry.
This legislative session opened looking like it would be the most firearms-friendly in years; Republican Rep. Larry Phillips’ open carry bill will be considered Monday morning by the Senate State Affairs Committee.
The 10 guns seized last year from Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy’s apartment following a domestic violence incident will be sold or auctioned off.
Bring a gun to the airport, don’t get arrested? In Texas, a new measure would protect gun owners from being arrested if a licensee is caught in security with a handgun.
Gov. Greg Abbott has indicated that he will sign the so-called “Campus Carry” bill, which could be expedited to the senate vis-a-vis an amendment to H.B. 910.
The Texas Senate has approved a plan that would allow shoppers to buy guns, ammunition and hunting supplies without having to pay sales taxes during the last weekend in August.
Two of the Texas Legislature’s most-watched bills are scheduled for debate and likely passage once again, three days after a technicality temporarily derailed them.