Guns

Texas House Approves Bill That Would Allow People To Carry A Gun Without A License

House Bill 1927 would nix the requirement for Texas residents to obtain a license to carry handguns if they’re not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a gun. Texans under current state law must generally be licensed to carry handguns, either openly or concealed.

The Texas House will need to give a final stamp of approval to the legislation before it heads to the Senate, where the bill's fate is less clear.

Sami Sparber contributed to this report.

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