Texas Oil Regulators Scrap Concealed Firearms Ban

Updated, Tuesday 5:30pm: Representatives from both the Attorney General's office and the Comptroller's office described their agencies' firearms policies. Workers for the AG's office can carry firearms — if they have a concealed handgun license.

At the Comptroller's office, they cannot. The policy there states: "Employees (other than CPA-commissioned peace officers) are prohibited from possessing a firearm, ammunition or other type of weapon or exlosive while in the performance of official duties. This includes even those employees licensed to carry a concealed handgun under Chapter 411 of the Texas Government Code."

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