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House Bill 1927, allowing permitless guns, to go into effect Sept. 1

Currently, the majority of Texans are required to be licensed to carry handguns, regardless of whether they are open or concealed.

TEXAS, USA — A new Texas gun law allowing people to carry handguns without training or a permit goes into effect on September 1. The Texas House approved the final version of House Bill 1927, 82-62 earlier this spring. 

At the start of next month, most Texans will be able to carry handguns in public without having a permit or going through training. 

Governor Greg Abbot is calling it “constitutional carry” legislation. This is just one of the numerous pro-gun bills passed this year. Other measures passed include a bill that would remove suppressors from the state’s list of prohibited weapons, one that would bar government contracts with those who discriminate against the firearm industry, and a House bill that prohibits state and local governments from enforcing new federal gun regulations. 

Currently, the majority of Texans are required to be licensed to carry handguns, regardless of whether they are open or concealed. To obtain a license, applicants are required to complete four to six hours of training, pass a written exam and shooting proficiency test, and submit fingerprints.  

Starting September 1st anyone 21-years or older without a felony and domestic violence conviction can carry a handgun without a permit or training.

Written by Jordan Adams

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