This week the Texas senate approved a bill which would allow people over the age of 21 to carry a gun without a permit.
The bill will now go back to the house which is likely to approve it and then to the desk of Republican Governor Greg Abbott.
While Democrats are trying to impose new gun control laws, Republicans in states like Texas are increasing freedom for law abiding gun owners.
The Hill reports:
Texas Senate approves bill allowing people to carry handguns without license
The Texas Senate has voted to advance a bill that will allow people to carry handguns in the state without a license, setting up the state to be the largest in the country to allow permitless carry.
The legislation passed by an 18-13 margin along party lines Wednesday evening. The bill would allow people 21 and older who can already legally own a gun to carry a handgun in public without the license, safety course and background check current law requires.
The bill now heads to the House, which passed similar legislation earlier this year but will not consider changes the Senate made to the bill before sending it to Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) desk.
The Senate passage of the legislation marks a significant victory for gun rights activists and Republicans, who had seen permitless carry legislation go nowhere in previous legislative sessions.
This is great news. And Abbott is going to sign it.
BAM. Constitutional carry clears Texas Senate as governor vows to sign.
God Bless Texas.
— Kambree (@KamVTV) May 6, 2021
“I’ll be signing it,” Gov. @GregAbbott_TX said.
The #Texas Senate approved a bill that would allow eligible residents 21 years and older to carry a handgun openly or concealed without a permit, also known as #ConstitutionalCarry. https://t.co/ghrwwFtth3
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) May 6, 2021
LONE STAR RIGHTS: Texas Handgun Carry Bill Moves Forward, ‘US Constitution is My Permit’ https://t.co/wKfB3t7hQ3
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 6, 2021
Will other states follow?