The uncertainty caused by the unprecedented events of 2020 has resulted in millions of Americans running out and grabbing their guns…many for the very first time.
Now, they are taking the next step in seeking the right to carry those guns in public as they see fit.
Headed to the desk of Texas Governor Greg Abbot for signing is House Bill 1927, a law that would allow Texans older than 21 to keep a gun on them, which was passed by the state Senate in an 18-13 vote on Wednesday.
Under the bill, any Texan who meets the age requirement and is eligible to legally own a gun can constitutionally carry without a license as long as they are not “otherwise prohibited by state or federal law,” the Washington Examiner reported.
The Texas Senate’s passage of the bill comes after it first passed in the state House by a landslide vote of 84-56.
When the Republican governor was asked if he would sign the bill, he vowed to do so if the legislature can come to an agreement.
“I support it, and I believe it should reach my desk, and we should have constitutional carry in Texas,” said Greg Abbott, the Republican Governor of Texas.
If Abbott keeps his promise by signing HB 1927 into law, Texas would join 20 other states who also have constitutional carry provisions.
#BREAKING: Texas Senate passes Constitutional Carry bill, final vote still needed
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“This is something that 20 other states have adopted and it’s time for Texas to adopt it, too,” Abbot told WBAP.
The growing list of states adopting constitutional carry laws could be a sign that Americans are moving toward a trend of supporting the Second Amendment, despite the current administration’s attempt to render it meaningless.