Recently, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick was portrayed as backpedaling on his campaign promises on Constitutional Carry and Campus Carry. He claims he was mis-characterized by those attempting to sabotage pro-Second Amendment efforts.
Today, Patrick referred the following legislation to the Senate State Affairs Committee:
- Senate Bill 342 (SB 342), Relating to providing for the open and concealed carrying of handguns without a license and to related offenses and penalties.
- Senate Bill 346 (SB 346), Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun.
I have asked the chair of the committee to schedule these two bills, and the Campus Carry (Senate Bill 11) bill which was referred last week, for a public hearing as soon as possible.
Over the past week the senators have been working hard to build support and I look forward to working on these 2nd Amendment priorities.