AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – After nearly seven hours of debate, the Texas House has passed a Constitutional Carry bill by a vote of 84-56.
During the discussion Thursday, April 15, the lead author, Representative Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler. said under House Bill 1927, law-abiding Texans 21 and older would no longer need a license or permit to carry a handgun in public. “It’s time for Texas to join the 21 other states and pass common sense Constitutional Carry.”
Schaefer said those eligible still won’t be able to carry their handguns in schools, sporting events, amusement parks, hospitals and jails.
Business and property owners can still keep people with handguns out.