Texas further loosens gun control laws: What you need to know
Texas lawmakers approved a bill today that allows any individual to carry a handgun without requiring a license, background check, or training that goes with it.
The bill will now go to Gov. Greg Abbott, who said that he will approve the bill.
The bill has received widespread criticism from gun control groups, calling it a danger to people and the police. They are pointing out the shooting of El Passo, Sutherland Springs, and Houston and demanding stricter gun laws.
Texas already has some of the loosest gun laws in the country. With this law, it is further relaxing those restrictions.
Supporters of this bill say that this will help people in Texas to defend themselves in public.
The National Rifle Association is one of the supporters of this bill. One of the spokespeople called this bill one of the “most significant” gun-rights measures in the State.
This bill will enable anyone above the age of 21 to carry a handgun without any license provided the person does not have any criminal history.