After taking some heat for quietly exempting themselves from the law on concealed carry, state lawmakers decided to revisit the bill.
And they did end up changing it. Now, they’ve just not exempted themselves, but all members of Congress, too.
“This is a bad move on their part,” said Rep. Kenneth Sheets, R-Dallas.
Earlier this week, lawmakers added language into a bill that was designed to levy penalties for keeping guns out of public buildings where they should be allowed. The new language said the nine statewide elected officials and all 150 members of the Legislature who held concealed handgun licenses could carry their guns anywhere in Texas.
Under state law, CHL holders are prohibited from carrying guns into a handful of public places, including bars, sporting events, schools and federal buildings. Also excluded are privately-owned buildings that have a no-weapons sign posted.
We usually hear the gun-rights crybabies complaining about how the police are the "only ones" who can do things with guns that the regular civilians cannot. In Texas it seems like the politicians are also guilty of this.
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