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New Gun Laws Take Effect In Texas Sept. 1

New Gun Laws Take Effect In Texas Sept. 1 New Gun Laws Take Effect In Texas Sept. 1
Deanna Wagner | 02 September, 2019, 13:13

"Many states took the opportunity in the last two years to learn lessons from the tragedies in Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, Parkland, and the every day gun violence that plagues our citizens, and enacted new laws to protect public safety through expanded background checks and extreme risk laws", Brown said.

Lawmakers voted to prevent school districts from being able to tell handgun license holders how to store their firearms or ammo in their cars.

House Bill 2363 allows certain foster homes to store guns and ammunition, as long as they are locked up.

- Prohibit landlords from banning tenants and their guests from having firearms on rental property.

Allow licensed handgun owners to carry weapons in places of worship, including churches and synagogues.

House Bill 1177 prohibits residents from being charged with a crime for carrying a handgun while evacuating from a state or local disaster area.

Loosening restrictions on the number of armed school marshals in a district.

A gunman fired at random in the cities of Midland and Odessa, Texas on Saturday.

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These measures were passed by the state's Republican-controlled legislature and signed by Republican Governor Greg Abbott in June.

The new self-protection laws that are coming are not limited to guns.

The laws were created to ease restrictions on guns, allowing them to be carried in places of worship, during disasters and in rented and leased property. Donna Campbell, co-sponsor of the bill, said in a statement. In May 2018, a gunman believed to be have been a student at Santa Fe High School killed 10 people and wounded 13 in the school.

Later, as Trump attended a briefing on the Federal Emergency Administration Company on Hurricane Dorian, he stated he's dedicated to discovering methods to "substantially reduce" the frequency of mass shootings by preserving firearms out of the arms of harmful individuals, imposing harsher penalties for gun-related offenses, and increasing mental-health providers. The Sutherland Springs rampage is the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history and the deadliest shooting in a place of worship in modern USA history.

"I am heartbroken by the crying of the people of the state of Texas", Abbott said on Sunday.

The governor, whose office did not return NBC News' request for additional comment, said in the press conference he has been working daily in the wake of the El Paso shooting to provide "new and different solutions" that will "deescalate" gun violence in the state.

More than 1.2 million Texans hold active concealed carry permits as of May 2017.

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, who is from El Paso and served as a Texas congressman, called for universal background checks, red flag laws and a national gun registry during an interview with CBS' "Face The Nation" on Sunday. "Unacceptable. And I won't accept it".