Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick happy with Texas House decision on House Bill 1927

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A Texan openly holstered his handgun in the Texas Senate chamber at a hearing examining state’s gun legislation on Feb. 26, 2020. (Nexstar Photo/Wes Rapaport

AUSTIN, Texas (Nexstar) – Earlier Wednesday afternoon Texas house passed House Bill 1927 which allows for people 21 years or older to carry a firearm without a permit.

According to a press release Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says he is proud of the voting results in regards to this bill carried by Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown.

“I am proud that the Texas Senate passed House Bill 1927 today, the Constitutional Carry bill, which affirms every Texan’s right to self-defense and our state’s strong support for our Second Amendment right to bear arms. In the Lone Star State, the Constitution is our permit to carry. I congratulate Senator Charles Schwertner for his leadership on this important issue and for the thoughtful and respectful debate in the Texas Senate today. We have moved quickly on this legislation and I want to thank all those involved who helped gather the votes needed to pass this historic bill.”   

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