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Looser Gun Laws Go Into Effect in Shooting-Hit Texas

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Advocating for the rights of gun owners, a group of demonstrators stage a counter-protest near a March for Our Lives rally on March 24, 2018 in Killeen, Texas. ( Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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After a month of Texas mass murders shook the nation, new gun laws go into effect in the state Sunday, which loosen restrictions on access to guns near gun-free zones like schools and churches, according to The Hill.

"We have learned many times over that there is no such thing as a gun free zone," state Sen. Donna Campbell said in a statement, sponsoring Texas Senate Bill 535 which permits licensed handgun owners to carry in places of worship. "Those with evil intentions will violate the law and carry out their heinous acts no matter what.

"It makes no sense to disarm the good guys and leave law-abiding citizens defenseless where violent offenders break the law to do great harm."

After a mass murderer killed 21 in an El Paso, Texas, WalMart this summer, five were killed and 21 were injured in a mass shooting in West Texas.

Among the other laws put in place:

  • House Bill 1143 will ease regulations on licensed gun owners storing guns in their vehicle in school parking lots.
  • Loosening restrictions on the number of armed school marshals in a district.
  • House Bill 2363 permits some foster homes to store firearms and ammunition in a secure place.
  • House Bill 302 bars homeowners or landlords from preventing tenants from guns.

The NRA praised the move to enact new measures as "highly successful," according to The Dallas Morning News.

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