In this day and age, any time that the Second Amendment gets bolstered, there is reason to celebrate.
You see, this “inalienable” right that is not to be infringed has long been under attack by Democrats who seek to make exercising the Second Amendment far more annoying than ever. They know that they cannot simply end this right, and so they tack on whatever fees to pay or hoops to jump through that they can.
But, way down in the Lone Star State, a new day is dawning.
The Republican-led effort to allow Texans to carry handguns without any kind of license cleared what is likely its biggest remaining hurdle in the Capitol on Wednesday, when the Texas Senate moved in a nail-biter vote to bring the measure to the floor and then passed it.
The measure – already passed by the Texas House – heads to a conference committee for the two chambers to hash out their differences, unless the House accepts the Senate amendments. Then, the bill heads to Gov. Greg Abbott, who said last week he would sign the permitless carry bill into law.
House Bill 1927 would nix the requirement for Texas residents to obtain a license to carry handguns if they’re not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a gun. The Senate approved the bill in a 18-13 vote along party lines, less than a week after it sailed out of a committee created to specifically to tackle the legislation.
The move comes amid a number of other locales who’ve also considered that the Second Amendment itself covers all of the extraneous permitting that we’ve concocted in recent years.