Texas Governor Greg Abbott has officially signed Constitutional Carry into law.
From The Daily Caller:
Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation Wednesday that will allow Texans to carry a handgun without a license starting Sept. 1.
HB 1927 will allow individuals 21 and over to carry handguns without a license. The state currently allows individuals to carry a rifle without a license.
As of current, Texans are required to have a license to open or conceal carry a handgun. Texans seeking a license to carry are currently required to submit fingerprints, undergo a background check and take a training course along with a shooting test.
This was expected, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t an occasion to celebrate.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signaled his support for the legislation a while ago but he made no major delay in signing it after it was put on his desk. The signing of this legislation makes Texas the 21st state in the union to pass Constitutional Carry. The question now is; what state will be number 22?