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Texas Legislature 2021

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick "optimistic" about allowing permitless carry of handguns as bill appears poised to reach Senate floor

The lieutenant governor said Thursday he still does not have the votes to bring the proposal to the floor of the upper chamber, but he believes that will change by next week.

Hundreds of handguns and rifles for sale at McBride’s Gun’s in Central Austin on April 20, 2021.

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