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Texas Legislature 2021

Texas Republicans have long pushed to allow “constitutional carry” of guns. Proponents say this year is their best chance.

The momentum follows a shake-up in House leadership and comes as the practice is gaining traction in statehouses across the country. Meanwhile, gun control advocates are sounding the alarm about making it easier to carry guns after recent mass shootings.

Terry Holcomb waits to ask a question while open carrying at the Texas Republican Convention in San Antonio on June 14, 2018.

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