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.
The bill still needs a final House vote. That chamber has already passed a similar version.
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.
Texas is closer to becoming the most populous state to allow licensed open carry of handguns after Republicans pushed through a key vote in the state House.
Texas moved closer Friday to becoming the most populous state to allow licensed open carry of handguns after Republicans pushed through a key vote in the state House.
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.
The bill is headed back to committee to correct an error.
Democratic state lawmakers have used a technical objection to temporarily derail a high-profile push to overturn Texas’ post-Civil War ban on the open carry of handguns.
A bill overturning the state’s ban on the open carry of handguns is poised to clear the Legislature, making Texas the largest state to legalize wearing weapons in plain sight.
The Texas Senate has given its final approval to licensed open carry of handguns in the state, sending the measure to the House.
The Texas Senate gave preliminary approval Monday to a measure that would make the Lone Star State the largest in the country to allow licensed open carry of handguns.
The Texas Senate is set to vote on a bill that would allow the licensed open carry of handguns in the state.