Texas Abbott signs bill making concealed carry without permits


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed a bill into law on Wednesday making concealed carry without permits legal in the state.

He said at a signing ceremony that the new law will help turn Texas into a “Second Amendment sanctuary,” The Texas Tribune reported.

“We will always protect #2A rights in the Lone Star State,” Abbott said in a tweet on Thursday.

The bill will allow those who aren’t barred by state or federal law from having a gun to carry one concealed with no license.

The law also expands who is barred from carrying a weapon, allows police to question a person based solely on them carrying a gun, increases penalties for those carrying illegally and makes the Texas Department of Public Safety offer free… (Read more)