Texas gun owners have reason to celebrate, as seven pro-gun bills became law last Friday. NRA-ILA reports that the following bills have all gone into effect:
SB 16, reducing the License To Carry (LTC) cost from $140 to $40;
HB 1819, revising statutes on the registration of suppressors to align with the federal Hearing Protection Act, as well as stating that non-NFA, short-barreled shotguns with a pistol grip are legal to own and sell;
SB 263, eliminating the minimum caliber requirement for demonstrating proficiency in the LTC course;
SB 1566, extending protection of lawful storage of firearms in locked vehicles to school employees;
SB 2065, exempting approved armed volunteers providing security at places of worship from the provisions of the Private Security Act;
HB 1935, repealing prohibition of knives such as daggers, stilettos and Bowies; and
HB 3784, allowing approved persons to offer online instruction for the classroom portion of LTC training.