Texas eliminates gun permit requirement just two years after mass shootings killed 30

Posted on AllSides September 2nd, 2021
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Just two years after gunmen killed 30 people and injured many more in two back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso and Midland-Odessa, the state of Texas has loosened its firearm restrictions to allow any citizens who legally own a firearm to carry it openly, without a permit or training. 

The state joins 19 others in enacting what some call "constitutional carry," which allows anyone over the age of 21 to openly carry a gun so long as they haven’t been convicted of a felony or domestic violence. 

The rule ended previous regulations which required...

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