Texas lawmakers put new gun rights laws in their sights

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – Several proposed new gun laws await the new Texas legislature when it opens next month, including one to allow open carrying of handguns in public and another providing a sales tax holiday for firearms purchases. The Republican-dominated legislature will become even more conservative due the party’s landslide win in the November election, with many members pledging to expanding firearms rights in the state often seen as an incubator of conservative policies nationwide. …

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