Senator Huffines Statement on the Passage of Open Carry
Austin - The Open Carry Bill - House Bill 910 - passed the Texas Legislature and is on Governor Greg Abbott's desk, awaiting his signature. Senator Don Huffines had previously added a civil liberties amendment to the bill, which was later removed in the conference committee. Senator Huffines applauds the passage of HB 910, and will continue fighting to advance Second Amendment rights.
"HB 910 significantly advances Texans' God-given, constitutionally-protected right to protect themselves and their families," said Senator Huffines. "Although I regret this bill does not include a critical civil liberties protection, it is too important to stall. A bipartisan coalition was formed in support of my amendment, and I look forward to building on that coalition in the future. We will work diligently over the Interim and next session to protect law-abiding Texans' civil liberties. Even without my amendment, I strongly and passionately support open carry."