After breaking a legislative plateau following the Texas House’s passage of Constitutional Carry on April 16, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has now promised to sign Constitutional Carry into law should it come to his desk.
Under Constitutional Carry, law-abiding Texans would be allowed to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense without having to obtain a permit.
At first, it appeared that HB 1927 (Texas’ Constitutional Carry bill) would face significant challenges in the State Senate. But now there’s strong grassroots momentum for the bill’s passage with more and more Republicans coming to the realization that a significant segment of their constituency strongly desires this legislation.
In an interview with WBAP radio on April 27, 2021, Abbott announced that he would sign HB 1927 into law should the bill arrive at his desk.
Abbott declared, “Once the Senate passes it out, the House and Senate will convene and work out any differences and get it to my desk. And I’ll be signing it.”
AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News listed off the number of states which already have Constitutional Carry on the books:
Currently, 20 states do not require residents to acquire a permit before carrying a concealed handgun for self-defense: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. (NOTE: Tennessee’s constitutional carry law goes into effect July 1, 2021.)
By passing Constitutional Carry, Texas would become the 21st state to adopt this law.
Conservative activists will need to turn up the heat if they want to see Constitutional Carry passed. Relentless activism is what got it passed in the State House and what will allow it to get the greenlight in the Senate and receive Abbott’s signature.