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Permitless carry of a handgun in Texas nearly law after Senate passes 'constitutional carry' bill

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The Texas Senate passed a bill that will allow citizens to carry handguns without the requirement of a permit, paving the way for a Second Amendment victory in the Lone Star State.

"HB 1927 would recognize the United States Constitution as our permit to carry and allow all law-abiding adults, aged 21 years or older, to carry a handgun for the protection of themselves or their families, in public places, in a holster, without the requirement of a state-issued license," state Sen. Charles Schwertner (R), a sponsor of the bill, said.

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