One of the most significant modification to the law concerning the use and carry of guns by common gun owners in two decades of such regulations functioning in the state of Texas could happen more rapidly than you would think, as Texas is about to allow open carry of guns.
The firegun rulings of Texas could face a major change as a consequence to a vote by the House on this matter. On Friday, the House approved through a vote the carrying of guns in the most public spaces by the gun owners who have a license for their weapons. However, this vote was not decisive, as the final phase of the legislating process will end with the final vote which will happen next week.
Still, there are many chances that the fate of the openly carried guns will not change. The vote was 96 – 35 in the favor of Texans who both possess guns and a license and also want to carry them in public. Holsters placed at the belt or on the shoulder will be needed by the Texans in order to carry their guns according to the law. A bill concerning this matter was approved by the Senate in March.
This measure is very close to become officially enacted, as political analysts predict that the vote which will happen next week will also be in favor of the newly proposed firegun ruling. After the vote legitimates the measure, it will just need the approval from the Gov. Greg Abbott. According to a statement which Gov. Greg Abbott has made, commenting on the matter of the OKs he would give to the new regulations approved by the House, he would sign any ruling that helps expanding the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment.
People who agree with this probable new regulation and support it claim that such a measure represents a right made certain by the Constitution of the United States. According to them, it would also provide a greater amount of liberty to licensed people owning guns. Texans are already allowed to carry long guns in public spaces, like a rifle, but the situation does not look the same in the case of handguns. If the measure is enacted, though, the state of Texas would join a group of other 44 states which let their citizens openly carry a limited variety of handguns.
“It’s time to go ahead and take this next step. It’s time to join the ranks of states like Massachusetts … and allow our citizens to have this right.”
Rep. Larry Phillips has said in a statement.
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