Texas Concealed Handgun Measure Sparks Debate Among Republican Representatives
As the Texas House of Representatives considered legislation that would grant prosecuting attorneys and judges special concealed handgun privileges, an argument erupted over the Texas Senate’s move to include themselves and other lawmakers in the draft law.
Average Texas concealed handgun license holders are prohibited from carrying their firearms into hospitals, churches, bars or any private establishments or properties that expressly prohibit them. Conservative members of the House expressed outrage at the idea that politicians would seek to pass a law granting themselves privileges denied to their constituents.
The debate in the House quickly escalated into a shouting match in the House chamber Thursday. The bill has been sent to a conference committee for further discussion.
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