TEXAS – During this week, Governor Greg Abbott signed an agreement that will allow Texans to carry firearms without having to possess a license or attend training by the police forces.
This was done despite the fact that police groups opposed this measure, as they focused their concern that their lives were in danger or that it could make it easier for criminals to have a weapon.
Given this, the Senate applied several amendments to calm these concerns.
House Bill 1927 removes the requirement for Texas residents to obtain a license to carry firearms if state or federal law does not grant them one.
Conservative activists have long sought greater freedom to carry firearms, and the Governor’s signature represents a victory for gun rights advocates.
Although there are freedoms to carry these devices, the agreement retains a Senate amendment that focuses on being more severe with the criminal penalties for criminals and illicit family violence in which weapons are used.
Another change is that anyone who wanted to have a weapon had to attend a free online course provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The defenders of arms consider that those facilities seem that they did not take into account the massacres that occurred in 2019 in El Paso and Midland-Odessa, which left 30 people dead.
“Texans die every day from gun tragedies. Texans are also killed in mass shootings like the El Paso and Midland shootings, ”said Gyl Switzer of the Gun Sense organization.
Elected leaders have ignored the pain and backtracked on their promises to protect public safety.
When elected officials decide to legislate for gun extremists and against public safety, all Texans are in danger, he said.