After the Texas Legislature’s 86th session ended May 27, Gov. Greg Abbott had until midnight Sunday to decide which bills remaining on his desk would become law. By the end of the session, lawmakers sent 1,429 bills to Abbott’s desk — 1,323 of which became law.
HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Texas lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow gun owners to carry guns, openly or concealed, for up to a week after a natural disaster.
AUSTIN — Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo on Monday blasted a bill that would allow people without a handgun license to carry pistols in public — openly or concealed — for a week after a disaster is declared.
AUSTIN – A new bill allowing Texans to carry their guns for up to a week after a natural disaster is heading to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.
AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) -- A new bill that would allow Texans to carry their guns for up to a week after a natural disaster is heading to the Governor's desk.
AUSTIN — The Texas Senate on Sunday night narrowly approved a bill that would allow Texans to carry their guns for up to a week after a natural disaster.
The Texas Senate moved Tuesday to abolish the cap on how many trained school teachers and support staff — known as school marshals — can carry guns on public school campuses, nearly an hour after the House voted to approve a separate and sweeping school safety bill.
More than a year after a gunman killed 26 in a Sutherland Springs church, the Texas House gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill that would allow licensed handgun owners to legally carry their weapons in places of worship.
The Texas Senate approved a bill Friday that would allow handgun owners to carry their concealed firearms without a license for up to 48 hours when leaving an area due to a mandatory evacuation order.
Lawmakers in Texas want to make it clear to licensed handgun owners that they can bring weapons into churches, synagogues and other houses of worship.
A bill moving through the Texas Legislature would allow individual school districts to decide how school marshals must store or carry their concealed handguns.
Black students, who are already overrepresented in disciplinary referrals, say their fears come as lawmakers consider a slew of bills to expand the state's school marshal program in response to a deadly shooting last year.
A 4-year-old boy in Texas City was at home with his grandmother last year when he found a handgun in a bedroom and fatally shot himself. The next day, a 6-year-old boy in Houston was at home with his teenage sister when he found a pistol in a bedroom and shot and killed himself. At least 19 children died in unintentional shootings in 2018 in Texas, and at least 30 more were injured, according to the Gun Violence Archive.
Texas lawmakers will not vote this year on whether to allow people to carry handguns without a license. That’s the word from the man behind the bill that would create what supporters call “Constitutional Carry.” State representative Jonathan Stickland, Republican from Bedford, says it’s too late in the legislative session for the bill to have a realistic chance of passing. But he also says in a video posted on his Facebook page that the tactics of some gun rights advocates pushing for the bill have wound up sabotaging the effort.
A Texas gun rights advocate drove to the homes of three Republican legislators he blamed for scuttling a proposal to carry firearms without a permit, prompting state troopers to monitor the House speaker's family residence.