The great state of Texas just got a little more free. Now that’s a big statement, considering we’re talking about Texas. Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 1927 last week. The bill approves Constitutional Carry in the Longhorn State, joining several states across the country to create broader access to concealed carry. The new law goes into effect Sept. 1.
Texas Constitutional Carry Passes
House Bill 1927 eliminates carry license requirements for Texans. The NRA-backed legislation affirms individual right to carry without a state-issued license. The bill refrains from impacting previously-issued licenses.
“Politicians from the federal level to the local level have threatened to take guns from law-abiding citizens — but we will not let that happen in Texas,” said Gov. Abbott. “Texas will always be the leader in defending the Second Amendment, which is why we built a barrier around gun rights this session. These seven laws will protect the rights of law-abiding citizens and ensure that Texas remains a bastion of freedom. Thank you to the Texas Legislature for getting these bills to my desk.”
“The United States Constitution sets forth this fundamental right to freedom, and it is an honor to be here as Gov. Abbott signs into law a new bill furthering these rights for all Texans. In an increasingly dangerous world, Texans–and all Americans–deserve the right to protect themselves, their loved ones and their fellow citizens,” said NRA EVP & CEO Wayne LaPierre.
Texas joins a host of states recently passing Constitutional Carry laws. Utah, Oklahoma, Kentucky as states recently passing legislation. Several other states continue pushing forward similar bills. Now 21 states observe Constitutional Carry as law.