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Bill/Issue: TX HB 357 - Constitutional Carry

  • Position: Support w/ Amendment
  • Author: Rep Stickland (R-92)

Summary: HB 357 would permit Texans over the age of 21 years old to carry a firearm without the need to acquire a permit or any other requirement. While a clearly beneficial bill, in order for HB 357 to gain our full support we suggest the age requirement be dropped to 18 years old as they are also allowed to carry firearms.

UPDATE: TX HB 357 is in danger of being silenced. The Texas legislature has yet to set a hearing date for HB 357. Not scheduling a hearing for a bill essentially is the same as voting the bill down. We need everyone to ACT NOW to make sure that this bill doesn’t die in committee without a hearing.