Abbott Will Sign Bill That Will Allow Open-Carry Without Permit
Gov. Greg Abbott is now saying he would sign a bill letting people carry handguns in public without a license if lawmakers pass it. He has been skirting the issue for weeks now. The proposed bill would allow people to carry handguns in Texas without first getting a license if lawmakers choose to pass it. As reported by KCENTV, Abbot was quoted as saying "I support it, and I believe it should reach my desk, and we should have 'constitutional carry' in Texas," Abbott told North Texas radio host Rick Roberts. Abbott goes on to add “This is something that 20 other states already have adopted and it’s time for Texas to adopt it too.”
Kevin Lawrence, Executive Director of the Texas Municipal Police Association. is not totally on board. Stating “The problem is that the bad guys want to carry guns too,” “There has to be a way of determining who’s the good guy and who’s the bad guy.” This is absolutely a valid point but at the same time, most bad guys don't obtain their firearms through legal channels.
Under House Bill 1927, people 21 and older who can legally possess a handgun can carry it publicly without first passing the background check and safety course required that is required now. Once the Senate passes it out, the House and Senate will convene and work out any differences and get it to Abbott's desk for signing. What are your thoughts about the proposed House Bill 1927? Please let us know in the comments of this Facebook status.