Texas HB 86 - Reckless Discharge of a Firearm

Texas HB 86

by Rep. Armando Martinez (D)

LEAP Forward Position: Support


LEAP Forward Summary: Texas HB 86 would amend the penal code to create the offense of Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, and a person would be guilty of this offense if they “knowingly discharge[s] a firearm and at the time of the discharge … is reckless as to whether the firearm was aimed at the the person’s intended target or … did not have an intended target.” Breaking this law would be a Class A Misdemeanor.