AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – 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.READ MORE: US Supreme Court To Consider Controversial Texas Abortion Law
Since a similar measure already cleared the Senate, it would have been an important step toward making Texas the nation’s largest state to legalize wearing weapons in plain sight.READ MORE: Texas Mother And Son Arrested In Wyoming For Murder In Oklahoma
But San Antonio Democratic Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer objected, citing House rules. The bill was suspended on a technicality.
Despite its gun-loving reputation, Texas is just one of six states that don’t already allow license holders to carry guns — either holstered on hips or otherwise visible.
The issue will soon make its way back to the House floor, but the timing wasn’t immediately clear.MORE NEWS: Southlake Ranks 20th 'Best Small City In America'; Keller & Flower Mound Most Affordable
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