[Ed. – Texas wouldn’t be the first, of course, but would be the biggest constitutional carry state, assuming the bill crosses the finish line. Articles on this always provide the reminder that the dealer purchase of firearms remains under federal regulation, and various federal and state statutes will make certain people ineligible for ownership.]
The Lone Star State is one step closer to becoming a constitutional carry state after the state Senate passed H.B. 1927. If Texas GOP Governor Greg Abbott signs the bill into law, residents 21 years and older would be allowed to carry a firearm – either open or concealed – without a permit so long as they are not deemed a prohibited possessor.
According to Sen. Charles Schwertner (R), the legislation rolls back restrictions on Texans’ Second Amendment rights.
“HB 1927 would recognize the United States Constitution as our permit to carry and allow all law-abiding adults, aged 21 years or older, to carry a handgun for the protection of themselves or their families, in public places, in a holster, without the requirement of a state-issued license,” Schwertner told the Tyler Morning Telegraph.