Permitless Carry? - Not Yet
May 17 2021
Permitless carry is still a hot topic in Texas but is not yet legal. HB 1927 still has a long way to go and a short time to get there before the end of the legislative session on May 31st.
The Bills Progress so far:
Currently, the bill is enrolled “Agreed to or Passed by Both House and Senate”. But the Senate made several changes to the bill before passing it, requiring the House of Representatives to review the amendments and concur with their addition. The House refused to concur and requested a conference committee.
Now a committee of five Senators and five Representatives will resolve the differences between the House and Senate versions of a bill. If the committee can resolve the differences, a conference committee report is created and sent to the Senate and House. It must be voted on and must be approved or rejected without amendment. If approved by both houses, the bill is signed by the presiding officers and sent to the governor. Upon receiving a bill, the governor has 10 days in which to sign the bill, veto it, or allow it to become law without a signature. The Legislative Session must complete this process by May 31st, 2021. If the bill does become law, it won’t go into effect until September 1st, 2021.
The benefits of getting a Texas LTC:
Even if HB 1927 does become law, a Texas LTC still has several benefits.
- The LTC class covers essential information about Texas Gun Law. Including where you can/can’t carry, justifications for using force/deadly force, and non-violent dispute resolution.
- Reciprocity with other states. Some states require a person to be licensed to conceal or open carry in that state.
- A more straightforward firearm purchase experience. Texas LTC holders have already passed an extensive background check and are not required to complete one for firearm purchases. Meaning, no waiting around for a response from NICS or possibly getting delayed while NICS further investigates your possible sale.
Are you interested in getting an LTC? Sign up today!