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New Texas law allowing people to carry handguns without permits stirs mix of fear, concern among law enforcement

Starting Sept. 1, most Texans will be able to carry handguns in public without going through training or having to get permits. Law enforcement officers worry that could make their jobs more dangerous.

A M&P Shield handgun, small enough to be ideal for conceal carry, in Austin on April 23, 2021.

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