While the proposal seems dead on arrival in New York, it appears to be moving in the Lone Star State.
Because of the oafish and establishment-friendly nature of the TSRA, Texas lagged behind the vast majority of the country on open carry for decades.
Blamed Las Vegas shooting on “hate speech” in the news and on talk radio.
Since the regular session ended a number of Second Amendment groups have been calling on Abbott to ask lawmakers to pass constitutional carry in a special session.
This session, lawmakers had one serious pro-gun bill to consider: Constitutional Carry.
Keeping with their tactic of diluting what they cannot destroy, a Texas House committee chose to disappoint Second Amendment advocates and advance anemic legislation instead of adding Texas to the growing number of states that allow constitutional carry.
“This bill means a lot to me because it means so much to my constituents and Texans everywhere. I have yet to see any other bill muster up the level of passion and support that constitutional carry has,” said Stickland.
Second Amendment advocates hope for Texas to become the 14th state to pass constitutional carry.
Reversing course, the gun-rights organization is now touting its support for constitutional carry.