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Texas Lawmaker Eyes 'No Permit Necessary' Gun-Carry Permit

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Tuesday, 03 Jan 2017 11:06 AM

A Texas legislator is pushing a bill that would allow residents of the Lone Star State to carry firearms whether they have a permit or not.

House Bill 375 — known as the "constitutional carry" law — would make the licensing and firearms safety classes — now needed to legally carry guns throughout the state — strictly optional, The Texas Tribune reported.

"Carrying a firearm is a big personal responsibility, and taking a couple of classes for a couple of hours doesn't mean you're necessarily ready to carry," State Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, told The Tribune.

"For most gun owners, they put more time and training into it than the state mandates. We just think it's time to restore the constitutional rights to Texas.

"This isn't a fringe issue. This has become the norm, and Texas needs to catch up with the rest of the nation on the Second Amendment."

If the legislation is passed, Texas would be the 11th state to allow "constitutional carry."

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