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New gun laws in Texas will relax restrictions || Effective Sept. 1, 2019

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Effective Sept. 1, 2019, new gun laws in Texas will relax restrictions on several firearm laws. This change will allow Texans to have guns and ammunition in public places that were previously not allowed.

Here are the laws:

Weapons in school parking lots

House Bill 1143

This bill restricts districts from regulating how a licensed person’s handgun, firearm or ammunition is stored in their vehicle in a school parking lot – as long as they are not in plain view.

School marshals

House Bill 1387

This bill abolishes the cap on how many school marshals can carry guns at public and private schools

Firearms in worship locations

Senate Bill 535

This bill removes places of worship from the list of prohibited locations one can carry a firearm.

Weapons in foster homes

House Bill 2363

This bill allows certain foster homes to store firearms and ammunition, as long as they are stored together in the same locked location for personal protection.

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Guns on government property

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House Bill 1791

This bill closes loopholes in the state’s wrongful exclusion law that restrict License to Carry holders in government buildings.

Unknowingly trespassing

House Bill 121

This bill makes it so License to Carry holders are protected from prosecution if they enter an establishment that has signs prohibiting guns IF they leave immediately after being asked to leave.

Weapons in leased residential or commercial properties

House Bill 302

This bill makes it so landlords can’t prevent tenants or their guests from carrying a firearm.

Property owners association

Senate Bill 741

This bill forbids property owners associations from restricting the possession, transportation, or storage of a firearm or ammunition.

Amanda Cutshall
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