Texas Two-Fer: Lawmakers Approve Constitutional Carry, 2A Sanctuary Bills

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The state of Texas has long had a reputation as being vehemently pro-gun. However, they also had a training requirement you had to deal with before lawfully carrying a firearm. That’s less than ideal, to say the least. What the state needed was constitutional carry.

Then again, I’m of the opinion that every state needs constitutional carry, though plenty of states disagree.

Anyway, without constitutional carry, Texans were still going to have to go through a mandatory training class just to exercise their Second Amendment rights. That’s wrong on every level.

Luckily, that’s now also history.

I’m not going to lie, that’s one compromise provision I’d just as soon see having not been kept. There’s absolutely no reason to question anyone for carrying a gun without probable cause they shouldn’t be.

Still, as bad as that provision is, this is still a huge win for Texans.

Now, all that’s left is for Gov. Abbot to sign the bill and it’s all over but the anti-gun crying. Then again, when is that really ever over?

Yet this isn’t the totality of pro-gun action by the Texas legislature. Monday evening, the state Senate gave its final approval to a Second Amendment Sanctuary bill as well.

That’s fantastic news as well, and Second Amendment activists in the Lone Star State deserve a round of applause and a big thanks from gun owners around the country. These two bills are now certain to become law, and they’ll give a big boost to Second Amendment activism and the right to carry revolution, making it far more likely that other red states will soon follow Texas’ lead.

Gov. Abbott still needs to sign these bills into law, but that’s almost a formality at this point. Texas will soon be a Constitutional Carry and Second Amendment Sanctuary state, and that’s a very good thing for all of us who support the right to keep and bear arms.