Everyone in Texas over the age of 21 with firearms on the streets
AUSTIN, BM – International news agencies report that the state of Texas in the United States is lifting restrictions on the carrying of firearms in public. The bill was signed by Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, under number HB1927. The governor is expected to make a public signing of the law at an official ceremony this morning.
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According to the texts of HB1927, since the First Amendment permits the possession and carrying of a weapon, Texas citizens should not be restricted from carrying guns in public. The bill was drafted, presented, and passed in May in the US Senate and the House of Representatives by the votes of Republicans who dominate the US Senate.
“This is something that 20 other states have adopted and it’s time for Texas to adopt it, too,” Abbott told local talk radio station WBAP in April.
As expected, the law on removing barriers to carrying firearms in Texas met with resistance from Democrats. According to them, more violence is imminent with the fall of permits. As an example, they cited several mass public shootings in Austin this month, as well as the famous mass shooting at Walmart in El Paso in 2019, where 23 were killed and 23 were injured.
“Despite overwhelming support for gun violence prevention legislation, Republicans, led by a cowardly governor, are more interested in groveling for the gun lobby’s attention than they are in preventing gun violence and honoring victims and survivors in El Paso and across Texas,” US Representative from Texas Veronica Escobar said in a tweet.
The bill was passed at a time when Texas was not overtaken by another mass shooting. In the United States, personal gunfight continues for years. There is hardly a week in which regional or national news reports that there has been a shootout in one of the 50 US states in which civilians have been killed.
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