• April 16, 2021

Tags : texas gun laws

Gov. Abbott signs several school safety bills in wake of

Capping off a yearslong effort to prevent another school shooting like the Santa Fe High tragedy, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a series of bills into law Thursday that would, among other things, strengthen mental health initiatives available to children and allot money to school districts that can go toward “hardening” their campuses. A sweeping school safety measure, Senate Bill […]Read More

Texas school safety measures expanded with House amendments to sweeping

The Texas House expanded a sweeping school safety bill that now calls for students to learn about domestic violence prevention, requires certain training for school resource officers and would provide an undetermined amount of state money for campus security measures and mental health initiatives. Some of the lower chamber’s additions to Senate Bill 11 on Tuesday revived […]Read More

Prospects For “Red Flag” Gun Law in Texas Plummet as

The chances of Texas passing a so-called “red flag” law after the Santa Fe school shooting continued to drop Friday as Gov. Greg Abbott said he saw a “coalescence” against the proposal. As part of his school safety plan released after the May 18 massacre, the Republican governor asked the Legislature to consider such a law, which would allow courts to order […]Read More

New Texas Law Lowers fees for Handgun Licenses

A license to carry a handgun in Texas used to be unaffordable for many Texans, including Cole Parker of Deer Park. That changed Sept. 1, he said, when a new state law went into effect, significantly reducing the cost to get a license to carry a handgun. The law, Senate Bill 16, lowers the first-time fee for […]Read More

As Open Carry takes effect, Officials predict lawsuits

As the New Year arrived, so did a new option for gun-toting Texans. The state’s roughly 826,000 handgun license holders, who previously had to keep their firearms concealed, can now carry them openly in a hip or shoulder holster. Across Texas, law enforcement officials, city leaders and business owners are bracing for lawsuits. That’s because […]Read More

UT/TT Poll: Texans Say Mental Health Top Cause of U.S.

Mental health issues, gun laws, unstable families and media coverage get most of the blame for mass shootings in the U.S. in recent years, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Voters also attributed either “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of the blame for shootings in the U.S. to the spread […]Read More