Bill Authorizing $10,000 Fines For ‘No Guns’ Signs Passes Texas Senate

Mar 5, 2016 | 0 comments

A proposal that won the approval of the Texas Senate last week could leave concealed carry permit holders in the Lone Star State with fewer “gun-free zones” — under threat of heavy fines. The measure, filed in January, would not only prohibit many state and local public buildings from barring lawful concealed carry, it would strip sovereign immunity from governmental bodies and officials who pursued such policies and allow them to be sued by gun owners for damages. It passed the Senate on March 18 by a large 26-5 margin on its third reading.

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