Texas Legislature Passes 'Constitutional Carry' Bill Monday


AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Legislature has passed a bill allowing Texans to carry a handgun without a permit.  

The Texas House passed HB1927 Sunday night by a vote of 82 to 62.  

The Texas Senate passed the measure Monday by a 17 to 13 vote.  

HB1927 will allow Texans to carry a handgun without a permit.  Since 1995, Texans have been required to get a permit by attending a concealed carry class and pass a shooting test on a gun range with a qualified and licensed instructor.  

HB1927 will allow anyone to carry a handgun without a permit unless they are prevented owning a gun by state or federal law.  Convicted felons will not be able to carry. 

The bill now goes to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk to be signed into law. 

Abbott has indicated he will sign the bill.  

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This is a major mistake. Law enforcement is already seeing a shortage of applicants, and if attacks on cops rise drastically, that shortage will become more severe. I possess a LTC, and strongly believe the licensing process should stay in place.

I also predict an increase in random shootings, (as if there weren't enough already).



With criminals not respecting the law either way, not sure how this could hurt... It's not like Texas is a pioneer with this law... If that argument were true, Florida would be out of control along with 20 other states... I think LTC Texans are upset that there's no more classism to protect ourselves.... Y'all just mad in general.

CGM5, Tue, 05/25/2021 - 16:31

ME SOMETHING, what is your obsession with hating law enforcement? Did you go to jail once upon a time for minor in possession? Did you get a ticket for for a joint found in your car? Maybe it's something a little more serious. Are you a child molester? It seems you would be just giddy if all law enforcement would die horrible violent deaths. What the hell is your problem. 

Look, the law hasn't even gone into effect and there's already an uptick in gun related incidents in San Angelo, looks like Cajun was right, or maybe that's just the way things are going in general.  If it gets as bad as some of the more fearful believe it will, you may come to a day where you thank God they allowed us all to constitutional carry.  I keep hearing that somehow we won't know who's a good guy with a gun from a bad guy with a gun, well I can tell you how... by what he or she is doing with it, if they are not law abiding people, they will use the gun unlawfully, at which point they "become" the criminal. Seems pretty simple to me.

This bill is idiotic.  It serves no purpose whatsoever other than to kiss the sweaty ass of the NRA and put bucks into the hands of the gun manufacturers.  It is fodder for fools.  There are far too many damn guns being trekked around as it is and far too many of them are toted by morons.

This law should not be necessary. There was never a reason NOT to allow citizens to carry firearms. Honest citizens are no threat to anyone who is following the law. Criminals have always carried guns whenever they wanted anyway, regardless of the law.

As for the completely insane comments from Me Someone, the problem is not police officers 'harassing and assaulting citizens,' and never was. If you don't break the law, police officers won't shoot you. Even if you do break the law, police officers won't shoot you unless you resist arrest or try to harm them.

As usual, people complaining about the police have zero concept of what officers do, and less idea of what criminals do. When someone claims 'the attacks on cops are their own fault,' they're proving they have no business in the conversation, because of their amazing ignorance.

Statistics are often misleading. Mark Twain said, 'There are lies, damn lies, and statistics.' Over 1000 civilians killed by cops in 2019? What were the citizens doing? Sitting at their dinner tables? Surfing the web? No, they were either shooting at cops, or trying to run cops over with their cars, or some other illegal activity, usually attempted murder. Of cops. Play stupid gams, win stupid prizes.

Sure, there are bad cops, just like there are bad people everywhere. But the great majority, more than 99.99% of all cops, are good people doing a hard, dangerous, thankless job because they want to make a difference in society.

Want to criticize police officers? Go to the academy, earn a badge, and learn what cops do. Walk down a dark alley at night, knowing there's a criminal someplace you can't see, hoping for a shot at you, and see how you react when someone opens a back door to take out their trash.

People who bash cops make me sick. They're unfit for polite society, which, by the way, would not exist without cops. Take your whining, bed wetting, mushy backside someplace else. You're a disgrace to America.

And 'Me Someone,' if you want to reply to me, use your real name. Cowards are as bad as criminals. Grow up, start acting like an adult, and contribute to society. Otherwise stuff a sock in it.

You like to bash my columns. Fine. I'm good with that.  When you bash cops, you show your utter contempt for truth and justice. It takes a monumental amount of stupidity to denigrate people who spend every day at a job where they may, at any time, have to take a bullet for you, and they know it, and do it anyway. People who bash cops are the lowest form of humanity.

Rant complete.

MMcSR, Tue, 05/25/2021 - 18:07

Does you rant include Jan. 6th commision that you know who (Q) are opposing? Or are Capital police different "cops". I use my name too! Twinsies! 

No. I know nothing about Q anon, and don't want to.

A capital police officer, in my opinion, made a mistake. Maybe he saw what he thought was a gun. Maybe he panicked. No one is perfect. But since I don't know what happened, I'm not going to comment on it.

Interesting that, normally, when a police officer shoots someone, whether it's a mistake or not, the media is all over it. The cop's name is plastered on every screen. Not in this case. So far, the cop's name has not been released. There was an 'internal investigation' that supposedly found the shooting justified, and that's the end of it.

I'm not condemning or condoning what the cop did. They're human, and they all make mistakes. But this looks like a cover up by the higher ups to me. No information, no name, no details, nothing. Why? I have no idea.

Maybe the cop is one of the very, very few who are unfit for the job, like the. deputy in Florida who refused to enter the school during an active shooter situation. If that is the case, he should be fired, and of course prosecuted. Cops should be held accountable when they err. But since we know nothing, because the media won't report on it. I can't say.

MMcSR, Sat, 05/29/2021 - 21:50

Lies. That what you are ha ha . Don't know about Q anon. That's a lie, and I understand why you would want to lie on top of lies, you're just a dumb kid without a clue. Sorry to have bothered you. All your humor is not funny.

MMcSR, Sat, 05/29/2021 - 21:56

One more thing, Mister what comes out of a chicken's ass, You got nerve asking for ME someones real name when there are 20 or 30 assholes that agree with your right-wing crap, that you don't and won't ask for.

You a not gonna make it as a journalist, cause you are on the wrong side of history. And just sadly ignorant that your mentors are clueless idiots. Yet you think they are okay.....

Lots of people are hurt and confused about this bill passing, it's okay, the feelings, be they strong, are only feelings and they will pass people.  Meanwhile, violent criminals roam the streets everyday with guns, been happening for 50+ years and you want to cry because now a bunch of people outside the criminal element just got the permission to play catch up in 3 months? And you call us crazy!

MMcSR, Tue, 05/25/2021 - 18:08

Never called you that. Self-labeling? A lot of people will be upset, with hurt feelings when Frump goes to prison. This will pass....LOL

Texans everywhere will be oiling their guns tonight and for the foreseeable future in anticipation of September 1st.

MMcSR, Sat, 05/29/2021 - 21:46

All of ya'll suck. That's it. You are scum. Not Me, someone, but the rest of you Jan 6 th and Q supporters. 

MMcSR, Mon, 05/31/2021 - 16:28

Nathan you are currently a liar and a traitor. Change. Frump killed billions of sperm, like yantis and Gov. Abbutt.

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