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Assessment of Texas House Bill 2730, 2644, & 2730

H.B.2730 amends numerous provisions in regards to obscured handgun licenses. If an individual defaults on a student loan, this action does not prohibit them from obtaining a handgun application and being an applicant. The Justice of Peace may no longer seize a conceal – and – carry permit if an individual refuses to present it while they are not in possession of the weapon. Prior to new law, if an individual carried a firearm into an establishment that derived more than fifty percent of its revenues from the sale/ distribution of alcohol, it was considered a third degree felony. According to new law set in place through H.B. 2664, this violation is considered a class A misdemeanor and is lawfully justified if the establishment neglects to clearly post the statutorily required notice.

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