The Texas attorney general has filed a lawsuit against a southeast Texas county for restrictions barring law-abiding citizens from carrying concealed firearms into the courthouse.
Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the lawsuit against Waller County, just west of Houston, which has attempted to ban guns in its county courthouse.
“A local government cannot be allowed to flout Texas’s licensed carry laws, or any state law, simply because it disagrees with the law or doesn’t feel like honoring it,” Paxton said in a statement announcing the lawsuit. “I will vigilantly protect and preserve the Second Amendment rights of Texans.”
According to state figures, about 2,600, or 6 percent, of Waller County residents are licensed to carry handguns.
Georgia Woman Kills Man Attacking Daughter
When Roger Cochran got angry over a Facebook post last Saturday night, things went from bad to worse very quickly.
According to local media reports, Cochran was at his girlfriend Toni Davis’ house in Coffee County, Ga., when he got angry and began beating her. When Davis’ mother tried to intervene, Cochran pushed her down, then held a knife to Davis’ throat and threatened to kill her. Fearing the worst, the mother shot Cochran, ending the threat.
Cochran died from his wounds. No charges will be filed against the mother.