if the american approach to gun regulation seems crazy to most of the rest of the world, surely the texas approach to gun regulation seems crazy to most of the rest of the states.
i’ve long maintained that we live in an ironic universe in which local irony tends to a maximum. we texans experienced that tendency yesterday when gun laws effecting many different areas of regulations went into effect which loosened a multitude of restrictions.all of this one day after a mass shooting in texas.
–texans are now permitted to firearms or ammunition in a locked car on a school parking lot provided they are not in plain view.
–texans holding a concealed carry permit are now permitted to carry loaded handguns into places of worship. fyi, getting a concealed carry permit in texas requires minimal training and is relatively inexpensive: $140 for the initial permit and $70 for renewals. It does require a criminal background check.
–most texans who are actively caring for foster children are now permitted to store firearms and ammunition in their homes so long as the weapons and ammo are kept in some type of locked area.
–texas school districts have now been given greater latitude both in being able to appoint armed marshals in schools as well as how many they can appoint.
–texas residents may no longer be charged with a crime for carrying a handgun if they are evacuating from a state or local disaster area.
–texas landlords of rental properties are no longer allowed to prohibit firearms and ammunition from being kept in their property.