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Could Texas soon turn into the wild wild west?! For the first time ever, the Texas House passed a bill called the Constitutional Carry allowing people to carry handguns in public without a license.

While this is a victory for the gun rights activists and republicans, it raises major concern for many communities across Texas. In a six-hour debate Thursday Democrats warned it would be very dangerous to let untrained people carry a gun in public.

The chamber’s ruling and Republicans say Texan’s have the right to protect themselves. The bill received initial approval in a 84 to 56 vote that fell largely along party lines.

This ruling means a large number of people can legally carry loaded guns in public from the 1.6 million Texans currently licensed to do so at this time.

Texas House Approves Bill Allowing People to Carry Handguns Without a License  was originally published on thebeatdfw.com

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