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Senate passes open carry gun bill
March 17, 2015, 3:54pm 4,017 views | 1 comment
AUSTIN --The Texas Senate today passed SB 17, the open carry gun bill. The vote on Senator Craig Estes's bill was 20 - 10.
SB 17 proposes the following:
· Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties.
"In the history of the Texas Senate, this is the first time an open carry bill has made it out of committee and onto the Senate floor. I am very proud of the fact that today, we made Texas history," said Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick.
"We've worked tirelessly on the issues that are most important to Texans. I applaud the good work our senators have put forth on making sure our Second Amendment Rights are protected, never ignored and properly enforced.
"The passage of (SB 17 - Estes) demonstrates that the Texas Senate is focusing on our citizens' priorities and our right to freedom," Patrick said.
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