Texas legislators approve licensed open carry bill, sending it to Gov. Abbott

AUSTIN – Open carry in Texas is just a signature away from becoming law, as the House and Senate voted in rapid succession Friday to send the contentious bill to Gov. Greg Abbott. The measure, opposed by most Democrats, would allow licensed Texans to openly carry handguns in belt or shoulder holsters. It passed the Legislature only […]
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Open Carry Update

Open Carry Passes Texas Senate Late on Friday, after hours of debate, the Texas Senate passed House Bill 910, sponsored by state Representative Larry Phillips (R-Sherman) & state Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls), on a 19-12 vote.  NRA-supported HB 910 removes the requirement that Concealed Handgun Licensees (CHLs) keep their handguns concealed and gives them the […]
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Texas Law Shield Seminar in Austin Area

Everyone that can should sign up and attend….   http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=09361964-4148-4fac-ae7a-2f0f526ffbef&c=c3fda2b0-00b8-11e5-a08d-d4ae52986b44&ch=c4d9aad0-00b8-11e5-a1ae-d4ae52986b44 May 25, 2015 JOIN US – MAY 28! Come Hear The Latest Updates on Open Carry! Attention Austin area Members, please join us this Thursday, May 28 for our Austin Seminar at the Ben Hur Shrine. Listen to experienced lawyers, firearms instructors, and experts in […]
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Texas: House Approves HB 910, NRA-Backed Open Carry Legislation

Texas: House Approves HB 910, NRA-Backed Open Carry Legislation On Friday, the Texas House gave tentative approval to House Bill 910, NRA-supported open carry legislation sponsored by state Rep. Larry Phillips (R-Sherman), on a 96 to 35 vote.  HB 910 removes the requirement that Concealed Handgun Licensees (CHL) keep their handguns concealed and gives them the option […]
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Texas: Senate Committee to Consider Campus Carry and Open Carry Bills this Week!

On Thursday, the Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs will consider two NRA-supported measures: Senate Bill 11, sponsored by state Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury), would remove restrictions in state law that prohibit law-abiding adult Concealed Handgun Licensees from protecting themselves on college and university campuses. Senate Bill 17, sponsored by state Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita […]
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Texas: Summary of Major Pro- & Anti-Gun Legislation Filed To Date in the Legislature

The Texas Legislature convened for its 2015 Regular Session on January 13.  Dozens of pro-Second Amendment measures were either pre-filed or have been introduced in recent weeks, along with a handful of sweeping gun control bills.  The filing deadline for legislation is not until March 13, and NRA-ILA anticipates that many more firearm- and hunting-related […]
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Understanding the Castle Doctrine

From Texas Law Shield, Catchy terms like “Stand Your Ground” and the “Castle Doctrine” have become common topics of dinner table discussions in recent months. With the media frenzy over the Trayvon Martin case, a nationwide debate over “Stand Your Ground” laws has surfaced. The media acts very authoritative when they glibly throw around the […]
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