The Texas House finally approved and sent the Senate Monday a bill allowing the licensed open carry of handguns. The vote, largely along party lines, was 101-42. Seven Democrats, all from South Texas or border regions, voted for the measure.
Texas appears poised to join the growing number of states allowing licensed, trained adults to carry concealed handguns for lawful protection on the campuses of public universities and colleges. In Texas, as elsewhere, opponents offer a parade of horribles about the supposed results: heated classroom discussion of Sophocles will result in gunfights; students will threaten […]
This week, the Illinois Senate Environment and Conservation Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 1858 for a second time. After being heard in March, this legislation was postponed pending the filing of amendments.
Senate Bill 941, legislation which seeks to expand background checks to private transfers, is scheduled to be heard in the House Rules Committee on Wednesday, April 22, at 1:00 p.m., in Hearing Room 50.
On Friday, the Texas House gave tentative approval to House Bill 910, NRA-supported open carry legislation sponsored by state Rep. Larry Phillips (R-Sherman), on a 96 to 35 vote. HB 910 removes the requirement that Concealed Handgun Licensees (CHL) keep their handguns concealed and gives them the option of carrying them either wholly or partially visible in […]