Texas will loosen their restrictions on guns with ten new Republican-backed laws set to take effect in September. The Lone Star State, which has some of the most lax gun laws in the country already, will loosen restrictions on guns in places of worship, apartment complexes, foster homes, and schools.
USA Today reported on some of the soon-to-be in effect laws:
House Bill 1143 prevents school districts from prohibiting employees and other visitors at school campuses to store firearms in locked vehicles.
House Bill 2363 lets foster parents possess firearms “in a safe and secure matter … for personal protection purposes.”
Senate Bill 535 will reduce penalties for people who carry guns at “churches, synagogues or other places of worship” that prohibit firearms. …The bill treats places of worship in the same way private businesses are treated: They can still post signs prohibiting firearms, but will reduce penalties for people who unknowingly carry.
(Read more from “Texas to Loosen Gun Restrictions in Wake of El Paso Shooting” HERE)